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Washington 20/20/20

  • South Plaza Union Square Park (map)

In partnership with NYC Parks, we welcome Washington 20/20/20 to Union Square's South Plaza this fall. Positioned around the George Washington statue, artist Kenseth Armstead's perforated steel sculpture highlights the African American sacrifices made during the Revolutionary War and as part of Washington's Continental Army.

This sculpture is a part of Armstead's ongoing series, Farther Land. These works explore the African-American experience inside the American Revolution, responding to the age of revolution and the founders' declaration that "all men are created equal" with irony and suggestive formal content.

Armstead's works have been exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Brooklyn Museum, Studio Museum in Harlem, Socrates Sculpture Park and MIT List Visual Arts Center.