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New Work by American Artist Titus Kaphar to Be Unveiled November 8th

A new sculpture by leading American artist Titus Kaphar will be installed in front of Princeton University’s Maclean House—originally constructed as the President’s home in the institution’s early decades—from November 8th through December 17th, 2017. In conjunction with the Princeton & Slavery Project, the eight-foot-high mixed-media work, entitled Impressions of Liberty, features layered portraits of Reverend Samuel Finley, president of what was then the College of New Jersey from 1761 to 1766, and an African American man, woman and child who represent the slaves who lived and worked at the President’s residence during Finley’s tenure. Commissioned by the Princeton University Art Museum, the work will return to the Museum and enter its collections following the six-week installation on the front lawn of Maclean House.

Princeton University Art Museum Press Release, 10/12/2017

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