Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Flying Over Promenade Hill

Yesterday, artist David Hammons' African-American Flag (1990) was raised on the flagpole on Promenade Hill. 

The exhibition of the flag is part of The Hudson Eye, the public art program that begins on Friday, August 28, and runs through Monday, September 7. An article about the flag appears today in the Register-Star: "Flag art to be symbol of unity at festival."


  1. What the heck is the enormous, puzzling, and poorly located WE WANT YOUR EVERYTHING blah blah sign doing on the grass in Promenade? Aren't public parks supposed to be a respite,an escape from the day to day crap we all have to deal with, ESPECIALLY NOW? The new flag is not in your face like this sign is. Who put it there and when will it go away? It's not helpful (what does it even mean?) or welcome, is it? I was recently in a western MASS town where the local ordinance forbids the public from posting ANY signs on public property, even sidewalks. Smart.

    1. The sign (and the bed) are installations that are part of The Hudson Eye. There is a similar sign in front of 400 State Street.

    2. The enormous sign seems to be promoting kindness, the gentle, less privileged and brighter side of Humanity.

      I wonder if it lets our community know they are not alone during these more difficult times.

      Thank you, Hudson Eye- for thinking about us all and not only for a selected margin

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    1. It is a ten-day public art festival, which begins tomorrow and continues through Monday, September 7. Click on the words "The Hudson Eye" in the post above, and it will take you to the website, where you can learn all about it.