National Trust for Historic Preservation: Create to Free Yourself: Georges Adéagbo’s Transformation of President Lincoln’s Cottage Read the full article here 

 In 1909 Leo Tolstoy said, “If one would know the greatness of Lincoln, one should listen to the stories which are told about him in other parts of the world.” 144 years later, West African artist Georges Adéagbo’s lifetime fascination with installation art and Abraham Lincoln led him to President Lincoln’s Cottage, a National Trust Historic Site in Washington, D.C.

The Cottage is where Abraham Lincoln lived with his family through many of the warmer months of his presidency, and more famously where he drafted that nation-changing document, the Emancipation Proclamation. Adéagbo’s site-wide visual portrait of Lincoln contributes to an understanding of the role the 16th president holds in the world’s imagination.

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