July 1 - September 14, 2014
For Whom It Stands, TOO takes a contemporary look at the diverse voices represented by the U.S. flag. The exhibition presents thought-provoking works by more than 20 artists who responded to an open call issued by the museum. The paintings, photographs, and 3-D works express hope and optimism towards our country, as well as critique. A Time To Mourn, a watercolor by artist Cynthia Farrell Johnson, was conceived during the war in Iraq. There are also celebratory works. Dr. Joan Gaither, a noted quilt artist, contributed Freedom: Our Stories, One History; My Decades Series Quilt #9. The intricate and dazzling work is from her series "My Decades," where the artist created a quilt about a decade of her life. In quilt #9, Gaither weaves personal stories of the 1960s as well as historic figures of the time, such as Malcolm X and U.S. Congressman Adam Clayton Powell.
For Whom It Stands, TOO is the companion exhibition to For Whom It Stands: The Flag and the American People, the exhibition at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum hailed as a "must-see" show by USA Today. This is a first-time collaboration on an exhibition between the Reginald F. Lewis Museum and the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House.
For Whom It Stands, TOO will be on view at the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House & Museum, 844 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland. The exhibition is included with admission to the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House. Enjoy a $2 discount off admission to either the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, or the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House by showing a receipt from the other institution.
* This program has been financed in part with State Funds from the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, an instrumentality of the State of Maryland. However, the contents and opinions do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission.