December 27, 2017

"Frederick Douglass Series" exhibit by Mark Priest at the American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark

Haledon, NJ --  The American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark is proudly opens the exhibit Frederick Douglass Series by Mark Priest on Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 at 1PM.

Frederick Douglass Series by Mark Priest is an exhibit of original, contemporary drawings about the life of Frederick Douglass, slave, abolitionist, and statesman.  Artist Mark Priest states, "In the United States of America, many slaves were carried safely to fredom.  This monumental undertaking that has virturally 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 at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky.  Mr. Priest graduated from Yale School of Art in 1989.  Over the years and today, he is a productive artist with rich exhibition experience and, he continues teaching 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 Council on the Arts.

Frederick Douglass Series is on view at the Museum through April 21st, 2018.

The American Labor Museum is headquartered in the historic Botto House National Landmark, located at 83 Norwood Street, Haledon, New Jersey.  It was the meeting place for over 20,000 silk mill workers during the 1913 Paterson Silk Strike.  The Museum offers a free lending library, restored period rooms, changing exhibits, Museum Store, Old World Gardens, educational programs and special events.  The museum's hours of operation are Monday through Friday 9AM-5PM.  Tours are offered Wednesday through Saturday from 1-4PM or by appointment.  For futher information,  please visit the Museum's website www.labormuseum.net or contact the Museum at (973) 595-7953 or email labormuseum@aol.com.