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The Reader: Paintings by Travis Prince

The Reader: Paintings by Travis Prince

The Reader: Paintings by Travis Prince

  • October 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022
  • 1901 Mulberry Street, Scranton, PA 18510
  • (570) 346-7186
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  • Friday | 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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The Everhart Museum is pleased to present The Reader: Paintings by Travis Prince, a new exhibition open from October 1st to December 31st. The exhibition merges painting and literature in images of African Americans reading works by African Americans. Depictions of books by authors such as Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Frederick Douglass being read by people in everyday contexts invite viewers to contemplate the social and political issues of race throughout America’s history into the present.

Included in the series “The Reader” are 11 works by Travis Prince, which are presented in this exhibition alongside readable copies of the books portrayed within. It is the hope of the artist that The Reader sparks meaningful conversations on ways to fill gaps in our knowledge and conceive of new strategies to forge an inclusive and harmonious future. 

Adult supervision is recommended for viewers under age 18.


About the Artist: Best known for his painting Chancellor Willams, Travis Prince is a self-taught portrait artist from South Carolina. His focus on education, social issues, and relationships within the black community is put at the forefront of his work. His medium of choice is oil paint, but he sometimes incorporates inks, spray paints, and other mediums as well. He hopes that his art will spark conversations on the beauty of being human.


“This is an exciting time in my art career. I have dedicated a lot of effort to this body of work over several years and I’m absolutely thrilled to have it on exhibit at the Everhart Museum. My hope is that the style and theme of my art will intrigue and inspire viewers long after their visit.” – Travis Prince

“The Everhart Museum is pleased to present The Reader: Paintings by Travis Prince. Travis is an example of the great artistic talent that can be found right here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. We should be proud of this. Not only are the works in the show masterful, but they also offer a perspective that is rarely seen and will be enlightening to the community.” – Charles Barber, Executive Director of the Everhart Museum


For more information, please visit the Everhart Museum's website, or contact the Everhart Museum at or (570) 346-7186.

Event Details

  • Presented By: Everhart Museum
  • Dates: October 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Everhart Museum
  • Address: 1901 Mulberry Street, Scranton, PA 18510
  • Phone: (570) 346-7186
  • Price: Adults: $5.00 | Seniors (60+) and Students: $3.00 | Children ages 12 and under: FREE | Military and Family: FREE