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Julia Bottoms working on a portrait of Arthur O. Eve for The Freedom Wall

Julia Bottoms working on a portrait of Arthur O. Eve for The Freedom Wall. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

#5WomenArtists: Bottoms, Casañas, Reiss, Martin, and O'Leary Soudant

March 21, 2018

On the occasion of Women’s History Month, and in conjunction with the National Museum of Women in the Arts’ third annual #5WomenArtists campaign, we’re celebrating the work of women artists with the Albright-Knox. Five of the projects undertaken as part of our AK Public Art Initiative in the past year have featured works by women artists. We highlight them below.

The Freedom Wall, installed at the corner of Michigan Avenue and East Ferry Street in Buffalo, features portraits of 28 notable civil rights leaders from America’s past and present, seven of which were created by Julia Bottoms, and the other 21 of which were created by John Baker, Chuck Tingley, and Edreys Wajed. 

In summer 2017, Betsy Casañas created a mural celebrating the significant contributions made by the region’s Hispanic and Latinx communities to the cultural and economic vitality of Buffalo’s Niagara Street corridor and our city at large.

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