Budding artists honor MLK’s legacy at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum was not just a place to host art Monday, it was also a place to create it.

A new program at the museum allowed artists to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Many created signs and posters promoting justice, ruther and equality.

“Some of us do that through words, some of us do that through speech like MLK Jr. did. And then artists create that through visual expression,” said Michelle Grohe, a spokesperson with the museum. “And it gives visitors whether it’s a middle schooler or a family that’s coming today, to have a moment to pause and to think about different forms of expression that can be used, or it can be a vehicle for that.”

Nate Walen was one of the artists-to-be creating a provocative piece of art.

“When my picture stands the eye in the picture represents our ability to see so it’s the Unity you want to see. You need to see the Unity,” said Walden.

“You know, being a person of color and having a black son, I think it’s important to educate him on some of the amazing leaders that we had,” said Bree Rankin. “But I think it’s important to show them that there are proper ways to go about trying to spread love equality and justice for everyone and online, these were great ways to show not you know, small children how things like this can come to fruition if we all can just come together as one.”

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