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Celebration band, June 19, 1900. Juneteenth became an official state holiday in Texas in 1980. (Photo by Grace Murray Stephenson via The Portal to Texas History)

Honoring Juneteenth

Jar
David Drake (American, 1801–ca. 1870s), Jar, 1858, alkaline-glazed stoneware, purchase with funds from the Decorative Arts Acquisition Endowment, 1988.85.
Tied Strip Quilt
Unidentified Mississippi Artist, Untitled (Strip Quilt), 1930s–1940s, cotton, purchase through funds provided by patrons of Collectors Evening 2017, 2017.189.
Barbershop Stand and Shelf
Unidentified Artist, Barbershop Stand and Shelf, ca. 1940–1950, polychromed wood and metal, purchase through funds provided by patrons of Collectors Evening 2019, 2019.190.
Left: Herbert Singleton. Image by Chuck Rosenak. Right: Herbert Singleton (American, 1945–2008), Hallelujah Door, 1993, carved wooden door with enamel paint, T. Marshall Hahn Collection, 1996.185.
Left: Norman Lewis in the studio. Estate of Norman W. Lewis, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York. Right: Norman Wilfred Lewis (American, 1909–1979), Untitled (Barker and Crowd), ca. 1960, oil on canvas, purchase with funds from Veronica and Franklin Biggins, Sherri and Jess Crawford, David C. Driskell African American Art Acquisition Fund, Alfred Austell Thornton in memory of Leila Austell Thornton and Albert Edward Thornton, Sr., and Sarah Miller Venable and William Hoyt Venable, Victoria and Howard Palefsky, Roya and Bahman Irvani, Helen and Howard Elkins, and Friends of African American Art, 2012.4.]
Left: Radcliffe Bailey. Photo by Tijana, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Zest and Curiosity. Right: Radcliffe Bailey (American, born 1968), EW, SN, 2011, acrylic, glitter, and velvet on canvas, purchase with funds from Alfred Austell Thornton in memory of Leila Austell Thornton and Albert Edward Thornton, Sr., and Sarah Miller Venable and William Hoyt Venable and the Radcliffe Bailey Guild, 2011.49.]

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