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.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this tote will be donated to The Future is Us Collective, providing support for Philadelphia's young emerging artists. @thefutureisuscollective
These totes are being printed exclusively for the Philadelphia Museum of Art by Philadelphia Printworks, an African American and woman owned social justice heritage brand and screen-printing workshop located in Philadelphia, PA. @philaprint
- Museum Exclusive
- Printed locally by Philadelphia Printworks exclusively for The Philadelphia of Modern Art
- Measures 15" × 15" × 3"
- 11 ½" strap drop
- 8 ounces recycled cotton canvas
- Machine washable