Monument Lab

In Pursuit of the Confederate Truce Flag with Artist Sonya Clark

Episode Summary

We speak with Artist Sonya Clark about her new exhibition "Monumental Cloth, The Flag We Should Know" at Philadelphia’s Fabric Workshop and Museum.

Episode Notes

The Confederate Truce Flag is a little known piece of Americana. It was flown as a white flag of surrender and delivered to the Appomattox Court House, Virginia in April 1865. A piece of it is owned by Smithsonian. It is not as iconic as the Confederate Battle Flag. Artist Sonya Clark wants to change that through her new exhibition Monumental Cloth, The Flag We Should Know at Philadelphia’s Fabric Workshop and Museum.