A�4th of July is almost here and many people are preparing their homes for guests. What better way to add some decor to your Black Southern Belle home than with a beautiful new piece of art, especially art showcasing Juneteenth? We decided to help you as you decorate curate 5 Pieces of Juneteenth Art We Adore! A�
For those of you who may not know, A�according to Juneteenth.com, Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.A� Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19ththat the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with the news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.
1)Juneteenth Review, by Antonio E. Garcia, is the oldest work of art on this subject in the AMST Collection. The painting features a beauty pageant in South Bluff Park (Corpus Christi). African-American artists in the exhibition include John Biggers, who taught art at Texas Southern University in Houston; Houston artist Floyd Newsum; and Washington, D.C., artist Billy Colbert, among others.
2)Freedom – Celebrating Juneteenth poster by Everett Spruill.A�20x 24 acrylic on gallery wrap canvas. Features freed African slaves in front of the capital building.
3)a�?Juneteenth at Oak Bluffsa�? by Sonia Sadler. Used with permission from Inez Sadler.A�Juneteenth at Oak Bluffs is about a celebrating Juneteenth at a resort town in Marthaa��s Vineyard. This had traditionally been an area where people of color could go and spend time relaxing, just being themselves
4)”Juneteenth” by Synthia Saint James:A�Poster depicting the Juneteenth, the holiday celebrating the end of slavery (1865).
5)”Juneteenth Picnic” by Arthello Beck
There are so many more pieces that we could write about and would love to learn about some of your favorite Juneteenth Art pieces. Feel free to share your images with use using the hashtag #blacksouthernbelle or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org