On September 17, 2017, the Albright-Knox hosted a free community celebration to mark the completion of The Freedom Wall with the artists—John Baker, Julia Bottoms, Chuck Tingley, and Edreys Wajed—and the community. Guests enjoyed a free cookout in partnership with Buffalo United Front and music from Drea d'Nur, the African American Cultural Center, the Performing Arts High School Choir, and DJ Reazon.
The list of subjects for inclusion on the wall was generated from multiple public meetings with community members that yielded hundreds of suggestions, featuring a mix of local and national leaders. The success of this project stems from those candid and inspiring meetings, and the final work, which was created during the summer of 2017, is designed to reflect a broad and boundless conversation. We invite you to visit The Freedom Wall and share your thoughts and photos with #AKPublicArt.
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