Color in Freedom: Journey Along the Underground Railroad

February 1 - March 31, 2010

Traveling Exhibit

Five paintings in the Color in Freedom exhibit by Joseph Holston.

Joseph Holston

Color in Freedom: Journey Along the Underground Railroad is an exhibition of 50 paintings, etchings, and drawings by Joseph Holston created to capture the essence of the courage and determination required to escape; and to enhance understanding of the condition of slavery and the powerful instinct of freedom.
Color in Freedom is a visual interpretation and expression of a range of human experiences and emotions within the framework of this particular period in American history.
The exhibit's structure, reflecting Holston's appreciation for musical composition, consists of four movements that track the flow of events in the lives of those who traveled along the Underground Railroad: "The Unknown World," "Living in Bondage," "The Journey of Escape," and finally, "Color in Freedom."
Painter and printmaker Joseph Holston is best known for his use of vivid color, abstracted forms, and expressive lines. His work, which consistently garners critical praise, is included in numerous significant public and private collections.
The exhibition Color in Freedom was originated at University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, Maryland and tour organized by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC.

Free and open to the public. Half of the artwork will be on display daily from February 1 to March 31, 2010, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, at Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, 1515 SE Monroe Street, Topeka, Kansas, 66612.

In partnership with Washburn University, half of the artwork will be on display from February 1 to March 31, 2010, at the Mulvane Art Museum, 17th and Jewell Streets, Topeka, Kansas. Museum hours are:

Tuesday: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Wednesday-Friday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday-Sunday: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

For more information, call the Brown Foundation at (785) 235-3939 or send an email by clicking here, or call the Mulvane Art Museum at (785) 670-1124.

Last updated: April 10, 2015

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