Frederick Douglass: Embers of Freedom @ SCAD Museum of Art
Unknown photographer, “Joseph Henry Douglass and Frederick Douglass,” May 10, 1894, cabinet card photograph. Collection of Walter and Linda Evans, Savannah, Georgia.

Frederick Douglass: Embers of Freedom @ SCAD Museum of Art

SCAD Museum of Art has dedicated a group exhibit to the legacy of Frederick Douglass and its relevance to the modern day. The exhibit attempts to expand upon Douglass’s image and showcase the various other causes he worked for in his lifetime. The exhibit features archival materials from the Douglass family, as well as commissioned pieces from the following artists: Raphaël Barontini, Kevin Beasley, Onyedika Chuke, Scott Covert, Omar Victor Diop, TR Ericsson, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Lyle Ashton Harris, Lubaina Himid, Glyneisha Johnson, Titus Kaphar, Jacob Lawrence, Le’Andra LeSeur, Meleko Mokgosi, Martha Rosler, Betye Saar, James Van Der Zee, Barbara Walker, Gillian Wearing, Charles White, Charles Edward Williams, and Wilmer Wilson IV. Altogether, this exhibit hopes to connect Douglass’s activism with its repercussions today, and inspire new activists to join the fight.  

Frederick Douglass: Embers of Freedom

Raphaël Barontini, Kevin Beasley, Onyedika Chuke, Scott Covert, Omar Victor Diop, TR Ericsson, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Lyle Ashton Harris, Lubaina Himid, Glyneisha Johnson, Titus Kaphar, Jacob Lawrence, Le’Andra LeSeur, Meleko Mokgosi, Martha Rosler, Betye Saar, James Van Der Zee, Barbara Walker, 

Gillian Wearing, Charles White, Charles Edward Williams, 

Wilmer Wilson IV

October 3rd 2019 — January 5th, 2020

SCAD Museum of Art 

601 Turner Blvd, Savannah, Georgia

Pictured: Unknown photographer, “Joseph Henry Douglass and Frederick Douglass,” May 10, 1894, cabinet card photograph. Collection of Walter and Linda Evans, Savannah, Georgia.