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The Signing by Renee Cox on view until September, 2021 at the Boca Raton Museum of Art @bocamuseum

As Americans reckon with the future of the nation, and its history, The Signing by Renee Cox dazzles audiences at its museum premiere.

The artwork re-imagines the Signing of the U.S. Constitution with Modern-Day Women and Men of Color in Place of the Founding Fathers.

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“The image brings to light that although people of color did not participate in the signing of the Constitution, they have most certainly played important roles and made vital contributions to the building of this country,” says Kathleen Goncharov, Senior Curator of the Boca Raton Museum of Art.

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In Renee Cox’s contemporary (and glamorous) twist, her 12-foot long photograph re-imagines women and men of color in the place of the Founding Fathers.

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On special loan from the artist, The Signing will continue to remain on view at the Museum through September of 2021.

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In this witty and dramatic large-scale work, the artist interprets Howard Chandler Christy’s historical painting, Scene at The Signing of the Constitution of the United States. “It’s about time we re-imagine our own constitutions,” says Renee Cox.

Her subjects are all decked out — some in current fashions, others in 1700s period clothing, and some wear dazzling African garb.

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In describing her photography, Renee Cox states: “This work aims to unleash the potential of the ordinary and bring it into a new realm of possibilities.”

 

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“Museum visitors are encouraged to acknowledge that people of color have been largely left out of history books,”

The museum premiere of this major work by Renee Cox is on view now at the Boca Raton Museum of Art.

 

On special loan from the artist, The Signing will continue to remain on view at the Museum through September of 2021.

The Boca Raton Museum of Art is located at 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, Florida

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ABOUT THE ARTIST

Renee Cox is a photographer, artist, lecturer, and political activist who lives in New York and was born in Jamaica.

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The work of Renee Cox is acclaimed internationally by critics and curators.

She is recognized as one of the most important African American artists working today to celebrate Black womanhood.

The artist has dedicated her career to deconstructing stereotypes.

About the Boca Raton Museum of Art
Celebrating our 70th anniversary in 2020, the Boca Raton Museum of Art encompasses a creative campus that includes the Museum in Mizner Park, and the Art School.

As the “Official Art Museum of the City of Boca Raton,” the Museum has provided seven decades of cultural and artistic service to the community, and to many visitors from around the world.

To view a list of current precautions for Covid-10, please visit bocamuseum.org/visitor-policies. Museum hours and more information available at bocamuseum.org/visit.

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