ART
ARCHITECTURE
& HISTORY
in the Public Realm
Standing at the Crossroads: Freedman's Village Gate
Artwork: Sculpture

Artist
Sam Christian Holmes
Collection
Arlington Public Art
Dates
  • Installed, 1997, restored 2004
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Description
During a 1996 artist residency, Sam Christian Holmes created this ornamental gate, basing his imagery on historic figures, places, and spiritual practices significant to Arlington's African-American heritage. The organizing theme of this project is Freedman's Village, a community of emancipated slaves established by the federal government in 1863 on land now part of Arlington National Cemetery. The subjects represented by each gate segment chronicle the struggle to transcend the legacy of slaver...
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Location
Gunston Theater II Courtyard
2700 South Lang Street
Arlington, VA 22206
United States

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