July 12, 2019 – June 30, 2020
*extended through February 2021
This project is coproduced by Black Cube and the Denver Theatre District, with artworks curated by Black Cube.
Free and open to the public
The Denver Theatre District’s billboards on Champa Street feature a triptych of images depicting three interpretations of a town hall meeting portrayed in Norman Rockwell’s iconic 1943 Freedom of Speech painting. Rockwell’s painting was inspired by Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms (1941)—freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. In this series of photographs, the artists situate modern day citizens within Rockwell’s composition to reflect the diversity of American identities today. In a broad sense, these works look at common iconic imagery and how it continues to shape our understanding of historical memory and national identity.
This art instllation is by Hank Willis Thomas and Emily Shur in collaboration with Eric Gottesman and Wyatt Gallery of For Freedoms.
MONUMENTAL, a series of public, contemporary artworks and community engagement programs that explore, question, and transform the role monuments play within society. MONUMENTAL is coproduced by Black Cube and The Denver Theatre District and funded in part by the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation and the David and Laura Merage Foundation. MONUMENTAL is on view July 12, 2019 through January 31, 2020, with the For Freedoms billboard extended through June 30, 2020. View the full program here.
Photo credit: Third Dune Productions