The Museum proudly opents the exhibit Frederick Douglass and the Underground Railroad by Mark Priest on Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 at 1PM.
Frederick Douglass and the Underground Railroad is an exhibit of contemporary drawings about the life of Frederick Douglass, slave, abolitionist, and statesman. Artist Mark Priest remarks, " In the United States of America many slaves were safely carried to freedom. This monumental undertaking that has virtually gone unnoticed, has been the subject of my work over the past eleven years. My current focus is on Frederick Douglass, Slavery in Maryland, and Underground Railroad Conductor, Harriet Tubman."
Mark Priest is a working artist and professor of fine art at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky. Mr. Priest graduated from Yale School of Art in 1989. He remains a productive artist with exhibition experience. He teaches studio art to college students.
This program is made possible in part by a grant administered by the Passaic County Cultural and Heritage Council from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
Frederick Douglass and the Underground Railroad is on view at the Museum through April 28th, 2018.