For Whom It Stands: The Flag and the American People
May 17, 2014
February 28, 2015
The country knows that flag maker Mary Pickersgill sewed the original Star-Spangled Banner in 1813, but few people realize that Grace Wisher, a young African American indentured servant in Mary Pickersgill's household, also worked on the flag that became a national symbol. Now for the first time, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum will highlight Wisher's contribution to American history with this major exhibition that is an investigation into the history and representation of the U.S. flag as an icon of our nation and its people. "For Whom It Stands" is a 3,200-square-foot exhibition featuring more than 75 works of art, artifacts, documents and photographs.