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Queen City A Public Sculpture & Week of Remembrance and Celebration

June 1, 2023 @ 6:00 pm June 4, 2023 @ 1:00 pm

Join artist Nekisha Durrett for the opening of “Queen City”, her monumental sculpture in Arlington, VA that commemorates Queen City, which was displaced for the construction of the Pentagon in Arlington in 1941. Join Nekisha and For Freedoms in a weekend-long program of events to celebrate! Read all the details below:

6/1/2023 | 6 pm to 9 pm | Stable x For Freedoms Happy Hour: Queen City Kick | Hosted by For Freedoms @Stable Arts, 336 Randolph Place, NW, DC

6/2/2023 | 11:45 am | For Freedoms Town Hall: Nekisha Durrett, Eric Gottesman + Hank Willis Thomas, Moderated by Nolan Bivens followed by Opening of Visionary, Not Reactionary | Meridien Center for Cultural Diplomacy, 1624 Crescent Pl., NW, DC

6/3/2023 | 11 am | Conversation for the Preview of Queen City: Nekisha Durrett, Hank Willis Thomas + William Collin @Rubell Museum, 65 I St., NW, DC

6/3/2023 | 1 pm | Queen City Preview, Metropolitan Park, 1330 S. Fair St., Arlington

6/4/2023 | 11 am to 1 pm | Pride Brunch in Celebration of Queen City; Hosted by For Freedoms @Red Dirt Studios, 4051 34th St., Mt. Rainier, MD

Check out the video about the sculpture:


Nakisha Durrett