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"MELVIN EDWARDS: Brighter Days"

Art City Hall Park , Civic Center Until Sunday November 28 2021
Melvin Edwards Better Days
Photograph: Nicholas Knight / Courtesy Melvin Edwards and the Public Art Funds

Time Out says

Brighter Days is a series of six sculptures by Melvin Edwards created from 1970 to 1996 and one in 2020—each one incorporates some form of chain. Sitting in City Hall Park, historical associations are made to slavery and violence. City Park Hall was once the site of the African Burial Ground, a colonial-era cemetery for enslaved and freed individuals of African descent. More recently it became a geographic center of Black Lives Matter protests with the occupation of City Hall. Brighter Days affirms Edwards' optimistic view of our shared future.

 

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Venue name: City Hall Park
Address: Vesey to Chambers Sts
New York
10007
Cross street: between Broadway and Park Row
Transport: Subway: A, C, J to Chambers St; 2, 3 to Park Pl; 4, 5, 6 to Brooklyn Bridge–City Hall
Price: free

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