On January 17th, President Lincoln’s Cottage opened a new exhibition, Create to Free Yourselves: Abraham Lincoln and the History of Freeing Slaves in America by Georges Adéagbo, a renowned contemporary artist from Benin. President Lincoln’s Cottage preserves the home to connect people to the true spirit of the Lincolns, and we recognize that Abraham Lincoln means many different things to many different people.
When Georges requested to install his portrait of Lincoln at the Cottage while on a visit 2021 as a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow, we were delighted. In the same way our staff fills the Cottage with stories from Lincoln’s time here, Georges has filled it with a visual story to invite visitors to explore their meanings about Lincoln.
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