Artist Renee Cox Re-Imagines The Signing Of The U.S. Constitution

Renee Cox
Boca Raton Museum of Art

As Americans across the country reckon with the future of the nation, and its history, the Boca Raton Museum of Art presents the museum premiere of The Signing, by Renee Cox. In this witty and dramatic large-scale work, the artist interprets Howard Chandler Christy’s historical painting, Scene at The Signing of the Constitution of the United States. In her contemporary (and glamorous) twist, Cox’s 12-foot long photograph reimagines modern-day women and men of color in the place of the Founding Fathers. Her subjects are all decked out ─ some in current fashions, others in 1700s period clothing, and some wear dazzling African garb. More in link.