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Art Exhibit at the American Labor Museum: United We Bargain, Divided We Beg

September 1, 2019 - December 28, 2019

United We Bargain, Divided We Beg is an exhibition of contemporary, heroic-scale portraiture of labor union workers.  The workers are pesented in a series of drawings created specifically to fill the exhibit space at the Museum.  Each drawing highlights a differnt labor union and features individual and group portraits that represent the diversity and strength of the Labor Movement.

The general public is invited to an exhibit reception on Saturday, October 19th, 2019 at 1PM during which Mr. Horn will talk about United We Bargain, Divided We Beg.

Zach Horn, who is a Lecturer at the University of Massachusetts Boston and at Boston University, notes that he “comes from a long-line of proud union members.”  “In many ways,” he states, “they are our unsung heroes.” 

Mr. Horn has exhibited his artwork in multiple museums.  He is the recipient of grants from the Blanche E. Colman Trust, the Puffin Foundation, and the UMass Boston Labor Resource Center.

This program is made possible in part by a grant administered by the Passaic County Cultural and Heritage Council from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

United We Bargain, Divided We Beg exhibit by Zach Horn is on view at the Museum through December 31st, 2019.

The American Labor Museum is headquartered in the historic Botto House National Landmark, located at 83 Norwood St., Haledon, New Jersey.  It was the meeting place for over 20,000 silk mill workers during the 1913 Paterson Silk Strike.  The Museum offers a free lending library, restored period rooms, changing exhibits, Museum Store, Old World Gardens, educational programs and special events.  The Museum’s hours of operation are Monday through Friday 9AM-5PM.  Tours are offered Wednesday through Saturday from 1-4PM or by appointment. 

For further information, please visit the Museum’s website www.labormuseum.net or contact the Museum at (973) 595-7953 or email labormuseum@gmail.com.


September 1, 2019
December 28, 2019


American Labor Museum
Haledon, NJ United States + Google Map