What’s Hidden Underneath

Posted October 26th, 2010 by
Category: News and Announcements

Elizabeth Sturges Llerena, one of the DeWolf Family members featured in Traces of the Trade, has created an art exhibit about the hidden history of the slave trade that will be presented at Linden Place in Bristol, RI.

What’s Hidden Underneath:
Artist Elizabeth Sturges Llerena’s dynamic images explore New England’s complicity in the transatlantic slave trade.

Opening Reception
Friday, October 29
6pm – 9pm
Linden Place, 500 Hope St., Bristol, RI 02809
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Linden Place will host a reception, performance piece and gallery talk by artist Elizabeth Sturges Llerena in the mansion.

As part of the museum’s 2010 Bicentennial Celebration, Ms. Sturges Llerena will display a variety of artworks regarding the subject of slavery, which incorporate or imitate objects in Linden Place’s collection.  Watercolor paintings of Ghanaian women, sketches and face casts, which symbolize New England’s involvement in the slave trade, are juxtaposed with Linden Place Mansion’s original collection of paintings and antique furnishings.What’s Hidden Underneath explores her family’s collective silence about slave traders in the family using a unique period dress based on a 19th century design with imagery of the Triangle Trade made visible only by pulling back the front panels of the dress.  This clever presentation highlights slavery as an often overlooked part of Linden Place Mansion’s and the Northern states’ history.

Artist and New York City art teacher Sturges Llerena’s goal is to confront audiences with the history and legacy of slavery and institutional racism and to encourage audiences to reflect, reconsider assumptions and adjust ways of thinking about U.S. involvement in slavery. Ms. Sturges Llerena has exhibited at NYU’ s Bronfman Gallery among other venues.

The exhibit will be open October 26 – November 13, Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Admission: $8.00; $6.00 for seniors/students; $5 for children under 12 and free for Linden Place members.

On Friday, October 29 from 6pm – 9pm, Linden Place will host a reception, performance piece and gallery talk by artist Elizabeth Sturges Llerena in the mansion.

For further information, please call the Linden Place officeat 253-0390 or visit www.lindenplace.org.


The Friends of Linden Place are enormously proud to sponsor this year-long celebration of Linden Place’s nationally important legacy.  Their core mission since they transitioned Linden Place from private home to public space in the 1980s, has been the restoration and preservation of their treasured mansion as well as the creation of a wide range of uses for their arts campus which enhance the cultural and educational life of the community.  In this capacity, the Friends have assumed a leadership role in establishing collaborations, fostering civic engagement, and in the support of other non-profits.

Slavery and the U.S. Capitol

Posted June 17th, 2010 by
Category: Public History

Congress commemorates slaves who labored on building the U. S. Capitol.  Read the full AP article.

Christie Gibson is a staff member at the Tracing Center and regularly posts material intended to raise awareness and stimulate discussion related to the history of slavery and anti-racism. This content reflects the views of the respective authors and not necessarily those of the Tracing Center or its staff.


Philadelphia: The President’s House and Slavery

Posted May 26th, 2010 by
Category: History, Repair and reparations

Christie Gibson is a staff member at the Tracing Center and regularly posts material intended to raise awareness and stimulate discussion related to the history of slavery and anti-racism. This content reflects the views of the respective authors and not necessarily those of the Tracing Center or its staff.

The National Park Service at Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia is working with the City of Philadelphia and community partners to improve the interpretation of the slave quarters at the President’s House, home to George Washington and John Adams in the 1790s.  For more information, check out their site.


Coming to the Table on CNN.com

Posted May 21st, 2010 by
Category: Repair and reparations

Christie Gibson is a staff member at the Tracing Center and regularly posts material intended to raise awareness and stimulate discussion related to the history of slavery and anti-racism. This content reflects the views of the respective authors and not necessarily those of the Tracing Center or its staff.

Yesterday’s top story on CNN.com and its most emailed article of the day was about Betty and Phoebe Kilby, two Coming to the Table participants, and their commitment to healing from the legacy of slavery.


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