Americans Flags

Aug. 13, 2022 — Sept. 25, 2022

Janet & William Ellery James Center at the CAM Green
13 Poplar Street, Gloucester, MA

No admission charge.
(Fridays and Saturdays, 10 am to 5 pm, Sunday, 1 pm to 4 pm.)

Created by artist, designer, and professor in the practice of design at Olin College of Engineering, Tim Ferguson Sauder, Americans Flags explores our American identity through the creation of flags built using marks collected from the different people and places that make up our country.

In a country where political discourse is growing ever more polarized, this project encourages discussion about, awareness of and empathy for the many different people that make up our great nation. The work celebrates those differences and what they bring to America through a series of American flags built from marks left by these different people. These flags are intended to encourage those who see them to stop and contemplate how our actions affect each other and to feel patriotic about the complex nation that we’re all building together.

In addition to being a designer, artist, builder and teacher, Sauder has extensive experience producing graphic design work for corporate clients, consulting on visual communication with non-profits, working with students to produce design solutions for live clients, creating public artwork and exploring how visual design affects our views of sustainability.

As a co-designer of the Accessible Icon Project, Sauder’s work is in the permanent collection of the MOMA and Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in NYC.


Associated Programs:

Opening DaySaturday, August 13, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

CAMTalks: Americans Flags with Tim Sauder on Saturday, August 27 at 1:00 p.m. at the Cape Ann Museum Green.

Brazilian Independence Day Celebration, Sunday, August 28 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Downtown Campus.

Indigenous Heritage Day, Saturday, September 24 from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Cape Ann Museum Green


PHOTO: Tim Sauder. Flag 09 – White Sand + Red Dirt. Courtesy of the artist.

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