This exhibit is the outcome of UMD Assistant Professor Terresa Hardaway’s assignment “The Movement Imprinted: Music of the Revolution,” in which Hardaway asks her students to create pieces based on a song about the African-American experience, and she specified that their design should emulate an African-American graphic designer. Along with the posters, the winning bid will also receive a designed booklet that details information about the song, musician, designer, and the student's progress.
How the Auction Works
Bids begin at $10 and go up in increments of $5. If you want to purchase a piece outright, you may do so for $200. Bids end on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 6:30PM at Clyde Iron. Recipients must pick up the poster at the Freedom Fund Dinner or arrange pick-up from UMD. Payments are made securely through PayPal's website.
These are all forty-four (44) pieces featured in the auction. To bid on one, scroll down to the auction list.
If there is a piece in the auction gallery that isn't below in the auction list, it has been sold.
Freedom Fund Poster Auction
Freedom by Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar inspired me to create these pieces. I also was inspired by the designer, Thomas Miller, who was known for his mosaic artworks and the first black student to enroll in his art school in Chicago. The song, Freedom, not only focuses on the inner freedom but on the physical freedom of a people. After the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Philando Castile, and many more, the song addresses current issues and the Black Lives Matter movement. Therefore, I was inspired to depict a black woman in each piece, wearing a blindfold of the American flag to symbolize how people of color cannot see their freedom even though America is known as “the land of the free”.
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