The exhibit of The History of Maine Labor Mural by Judy Taylor brings to Lawrence a set of images that now stands at the forefront of the discussion of 20th and 21st century public art and visual culture.
In March 2011, the mural was removed from the lobby of the Maine Department of Labor at the order of Governor Paul LePage. The artist and the curator Nancy Nesvet produced life-size reproductions of the eleven panels of the mural for this traveling exhibit.
The themes depicted in the mural and the exhibit texts are closely related to the 1912 textile strike in Lawrence as well as later labor struggles.
Sunday, April 22, 1:00 p.m.
at the Everett Mill, 15 Union Street, 6th Floor, Lawrence, MA 01840
RSVP Lawrence History Center 978-686-9230
Exhibit Hours: Tuesdays to Sundays, 11:00 a.m.to 3:00 p.m.
For further information, contact Jurg Siegenthaler at 301-233-9653 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The exhibit is sponsored by the Rosman Family Fund/ECCF; the Art, Labor, Education Institute; the Lawrence History Center; and the Bread & Roses Centennial Committee.