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Crafting Freedom: The Life and Legacy of Free Black Potter Thomas W. Commeraw

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Crafting Freedom: The Life and Legacy of Free Black Potter Thomas W. Commeraw, is the first exhibition showcasing the work of Thomas W. Commeraw, a successful formerly enslaved Black craftsman. The exhibition explores his history as a craftsman, business owner, family man, and citizen through approximately 40 pieces of stoneware produced by Commeraw and his competitors between the late 1790s and 1819. Documents accompanying the exhibit convey a deeper understanding of free Black society in New York. The Fenimore Art Museum 5798 NY-80, Cooperstown, NY. Runs through Sept. 24, 2023

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