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Colleen Browning
Union Mixer
(from the Kent Bicentennial Portfolio), circa 1976
lithograph, 65/125
23 x 35 inches
Gift of the Lorillard Company, HMAA.1976.32

Photo by Todd Stailey

With Liberty and justice for all

Art and Politics during the 1976 Bicentennial


On View June 1, 2017 - December 30, 2017

What does independence mean to you? This is a question Americans asked themselves in the mid-1970s, when the country commemorated the 200th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. At the time, the United States was experiencing social, economic, and political turmoil – from the energy crisis to the resignation of a president. In the midst of this strife, the Bicentennial gave Americans solace and cause for celebration. Artists joined their compatriots in reflecting upon the meaning of independence and American citizenship. They expressed these themes in works as diverse as America itself. Come explore the Hunter’s newest Collection Focus exhibition.

This exhibit is generously sponsored by SunTrust.


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