The artist Moses Williams was born with slave status in Philadelphia in 1777. He learned the art of papercutting while enslaved and working at the first public museum in the United States. He was able to forge a living as an artist after his emancipation in 1802, eventually buying his own home and land with his earnings.
The Baggu brand totes are being printed by Philadelphia Printworks, an African American and woman owned social justice heritage brand and screen printing workshop. A portion of the sales from each tote will benefit The Future is Us Collective, providing a safe, inclusive place for Philadelphia youth to enjoy and participate in the arts.
- Museum Exclusive
- Printed locally by Philadelphia Printworks exclusively for The Philadelphia of Modern Art
- Measures 15" × 11 ¾" × 3"
- 11 ½" strap drop
- 8 ounces 100% recycled cotton canvas
- Machine washable