John Y. Wind | Artist John Y. Wind | Artist


June 12th, 2024 Loading Comments...

The Museum of the American Revolution is pleased to present Whiskey Rebellion, an installation of sculptures by Philadelphia artist John Y. Wind in the second-floor Oneida Indian Nation Atrium. In his first solo museum exhibition, Wind transforms hand-painted, ceramic decanters of key figures from the American Revolution that were produced by the Jim Beam Distilling Company and their competitors in the 1960s-70s to circumvent a new federal whiskey tax and tap into Bicentennial fever. Coinciding with Pride month, the show recontextualizes these figures while exploring issues of masculinity, heroism, diversity, and the very notion of commemoration through a 21st century lens.

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