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Libraries, Archives and Museums Invites Artists to Be Part of Fort Frederik Museum Exhibit

Fort Frederik Museum on St. Croix  (Source file photo)  

The Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums (DLAM) is producing a group exhibition at Fort Frederik Museum on St. Croix entitled “The Revolution Is Not a One Time Act,” honoring Emancipation Day.

The show will open on Friday, July 1, will run until Friday, Sept. 23, and will be open to the public from 9-4 p.m.

Chief Curator Monica Marin extends an open call to all Virgin Islands artists territory-wide to submit work on themes of freedom, liberation and self-determination and what that looks like today.  Artists could consider some of the following themes:

  • Identity and nationhood through representations of what self-determination and liberation might look like if the U.S. Virgin Islands were not colonized
  • What liberation technologies are utilized today?
  • Historical conceptions and representations of resistance and emancipation

How have the ruling cultures attempted to control through colonial times up until the present, and any depictions of Virgin Islanders resistance

Artists who wish to submit work for consideration are asked to send the following materials to monica.marin@dpnr.vi.gov by Friday, June 17:

  1. two to four images of works that reference the themes,
  2. a current CV, and an artist bio that includes contact information,
  3. an artist statement about the proposed work (to be included in the exhibit), and
  4. a project description that includes size, media, space and equipment requirements.

If selected, all work must be submitted to Fort Frederik Museum by Monday, June 27, for installation.

The exhibition at the museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 1 through Sept. 23. The opening reception will feature music by Mind, Body and Soul and will have a cash bar.

“We hope that by having this exhibit stay open until the end of September we can get as many of our students as possible to visit the show and engage with the educational programming being developed around the exhibit,” said DLAM Director Amy Parker DeSorbo.

For more information, contact DPNR/DLAM Territorial Chief Curator Monica Marin at monica.marin@dpnr.vi.gov or call Fort Frederik Museum at 772-2021.

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Fort Frederik Museum on St. Croix  (Source file photo)  
The Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums (DLAM) is producing a group exhibition at Fort Frederik Museum on St. Croix entitled “The Revolution Is Not a One Time Act,” honoring Emancipation Day. The show will open on Friday, July 1, will run until Friday, Sept. 23, and will be open to the public from 9-4 p.m. Chief Curator Monica Marin extends an open call to all Virgin Islands artists territory-wide to submit work on themes of freedom, liberation and self-determination and what that looks like today.  Artists could consider some of the following themes:
  • Identity and nationhood through representations of what self-determination and liberation might look like if the U.S. Virgin Islands were not colonized
  • What liberation technologies are utilized today?
  • Historical conceptions and representations of resistance and emancipation
How have the ruling cultures attempted to control through colonial times up until the present, and any depictions of Virgin Islanders resistance Artists who wish to submit work for consideration are asked to send the following materials to monica.marin@dpnr.vi.gov by Friday, June 17:
  1. two to four images of works that reference the themes,
  2. a current CV, and an artist bio that includes contact information,
  3. an artist statement about the proposed work (to be included in the exhibit), and
  4. a project description that includes size, media, space and equipment requirements.
If selected, all work must be submitted to Fort Frederik Museum by Monday, June 27, for installation. The exhibition at the museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 1 through Sept. 23. The opening reception will feature music by Mind, Body and Soul and will have a cash bar. “We hope that by having this exhibit stay open until the end of September we can get as many of our students as possible to visit the show and engage with the educational programming being developed around the exhibit,” said DLAM Director Amy Parker DeSorbo. For more information, contact DPNR/DLAM Territorial Chief Curator Monica Marin at monica.marin@dpnr.vi.gov or call Fort Frederik Museum at 772-2021.