Fighters for Freedom: William H. Johnson Picturing Justice
The Gibbes Museum of Art will present Fighters for Freedom: William H. Johnson Picturing Justice, on view from January 21 through August 7, 2022. William H. Johnson painted his Fighters for Freedom series in the mid-1940s as a tribute to African American activists, scientists, teachers, performers and international heads of state working to bring peace to the world. Some of his fighters – Harriet Tubman, George Washington Carver, Marian Anderson and Mahatma Gandhi – are familiar historical figures; others are less well-known individuals whose determination and sacrifice have been eclipsed over time. This exhibition is organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum with generous support from Art Bridges.