African American muralist Edythe Boone challenges inequality with her paintbrush. An antidote to despair, A New Color follows Edy with her students for three years when her nephew tragically becomes a focal point for the Black Lives Matter movement.
Stuart’s Raiders at the Swollen Ford Jared French (American; 1905–1988) 1939 Oil and tempera Photograph by Carol M. Highsmith Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Washington, D.C.
Mural executed under the auspices of the Treasury Department’s Section of Painting and Sculpture (later called the Section of Fine Arts) for the Richmond Parcel Post Building (subsequently transferred to the Lewis F. Powell, Jr. U.S. Courthouse Annex, Richmond, Virginia).
Design for Sand-Blasted Glass Mural: Mercury Gathering Air Waves Amidst Planets and Stars Hildreth Meière (American; 1892–1961) 1932 Brush and white gouache, black wash, graphite on tan paper Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York
Executed for A Century of Progress (1933 World’s Fair, Chicago, Illinois)