Remember Me by Hank Willis Thomas

MAY 22, 2022—MAY 14, 2023

“Whoever is holding the frame affects what we see,”



Recently installed on the south-facing façade of the Museum is the 55-foot neon Remember Me (2022) by Hank Willis Thomas (American, 1976)—the first work presented as part of the upcoming exhibition Another Justice: US Is Them. The source material for Remember Me was a vintage postcard the artist discovered from the Amistad Center of Art and Culture at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Connecticut. On one side was a photo of a young Black man in a jacket and tie, holding a rifle, and wearing a hat associated with Buffalo Soldiers—the Black cavalry regiments formed by the U.S. Army in 1866. On the other side were the handwritten words, ​“Remember me.” With this work, Thomas honors the many individuals who actively participate in society, but who are not often recognized or remembered.  


The full exhibition, opening July 24, is organized in collaboration with Thomas and For Freedoms, an artist-led organization that models and increases creative civic engagement, discourse, and direct action. Another Justice: US Is Themfeatures multimedia work by Zoë Buckman, Pamela Council, Jeremy Dennis, Eric Gottesman, Christine Sun Kim, Muna Malik, Joiri Minaya, Kambui Olujimi, Thomas, and Shane Weeks.  




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The exhibition is organized by Corinne Erni, Senior Curator of ArtsReach and Special Projects, with support from Brianna Hernández, Curatorial Fellow and is co-curated by Hank Willis Thomas and Carly Fischer.

The Parrish Art Museum’s exhibitions and programs are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and by the property taxpayers, from the Southampton Union Free School District and the Tuckahoe Common School District. 


Image credits: © Hank Willis Thomas (American, born 1976), Remember Me, 2022. Installation view, Parrish Art Museum. White neon with black painted front, 95 x 624 1/2 inches. Courtesy the Artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Photo Credit: Gary Mamay


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