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Public Screening of The Freedom Wall Documentary

Thursday, March 29, 2018

6 pm - 9 pm EDT

The Freedom Wall, 2017—by John Baker, Julia Bottoms, Chuck Tingley, and Edreys Wajed—on the corner of Michigan Avenue and East Ferry Street. Photo: Tom Loonan for Buffalo AKG Art Museum


Join us for the premiere of The Freedom Wall, a film produced by PicSix Creative that documents the making of The Freedom Wall mural and profiles the four artists who created the work. John Baker, Julia Bottoms, Chuck Tingley, and Edreys Wajed will be on hand to talk about this AK Public Art project and sign newly released merchandise from Shop AK. Enjoy a reception in AK Café following the screening and explore other exhibitions in the museum, including We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85 and Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective.

Museum admission and parking are free, but pre-registration is encouraged because space is limited; RSVP online or call 716.270.8292.

Here is what you should expect at the event:

  • Limited parking is available in the Elmwood Avenue lot. Ridesharing is highly encouraged!
  • Join us early to view our special exhibitions—the museum will be free and open to all until 9 pm.
  • The first screening will begin in the Auditorium at 6:15 pm. The second screening will begin at 7:30 pm.
  • Merchandise will be available for sale in Shop AK, and The Freedom Wall artists will be available to sign it following the first screening.
  • A reception with a cash bar will be held in AK Café. 
  • The museum will close at 9 pm.

About the Project

The Freedom Wall depicts the portraits of 28 notable civil rights leaders in American history, past and present, on a large wall at Michigan Avenue and East Ferry Street in Buffalo. The scale of the wall creates a unique opportunity to present a historical narrative that recognizes well-known national activists alongside equally important but less-widely-known local leaders. Learn More

Initiative Sponsors

The Public Art Initiative was established and is supported by leadership funding from the County of Erie and the City of Buffalo.

Project Sponsors

AK Public Art mural projects are generously underwritten by the New Era Cap Foundation. Additional support for this mural has been provided by Hyatt’s Graphic Supply Company.