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"When men can freely communicate their thoughts and their sufferings, real or imaginary, their passions spend themselves in air, like gunpowder scattered upon the surface; but pent up by terrors, they work unseen, burst forth in a moment, and destroy everything in their course."--Thomas Erskine, on the Advantages of Free Speech, Rex v. Paine, 1792. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.

Artist:
Paul Rand, born New York City 1914-died Norwalk, CT 1996  Search this
Medium:
crayon, nail, and photomechanical reproduction on wood
Dimensions:
9 3/4 x 7 x 1 1/4 in. (24.7 x 17.6 x 3.0 cm.)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1954
Topic:
Figure\fragment\eye  Search this
Literature\Erskine, Thomas\On the Advantages of Free Speech  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America
Object number:
1984.124.242
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 50A
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1984.124.242

"Civilization is a method of living, an attitude of equal respect for all men."--Jane Addams, Speech, Honolulu, 1933. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.

Artist:
George Giusti, born Milan, Italy 1908-died 1990  Search this
Medium:
India ink and gouache on paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 24 1/2 x 18 1/4 in. (62.1 x 46.5 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1955
Topic:
Figure\fragment\hand  Search this
Allegory\other\civilization  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America
Object number:
1984.124.107
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1984.124.107

"It is impossible, if no more than one opinion is uttered, to make choice of the best: a man is forced then to follow whatever advice may have been given him; but if opposite speeches are delivered, then choice can be exercised. In like manner pure gold is not recognized by itself; but when we test it along with baser ore, we perceive which is the better."--Herodotus on freedom of discussion. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.

Artist:
Paul Rand, born New York City 1914-died Norwalk, CT 1996  Search this
Sitter:
Herodotus  Search this
Medium:
gelatin silver print and gouache on paper and gouache on paperboard
Dimensions:
sheet: 18 5/8 x 14 in. (47.2 x 35.6 cm)
Type:
Collage
Date:
1950
Topic:
Occupation\education\historian  Search this
Figure male\fragment\face  Search this
Portrait male  Search this
Literature\Herodotus  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America
Object number:
1984.124.241
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1984.124.241

(Bill Wilkerson Hearing and Speech Center Sculpture), (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Harris, Julian Hoke 1906-1987  Search this
Medium:
Aluminum
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Bill Wilkerson Hearing and Speech Center 1114 19th Avenue South Nashville Tennessee 37212
Topic:
Allegory--Senses--Hearing  Search this
Figure--Fragment--Ear  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS TN000251
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_312488

Symbols of Unity - The Idea of Freedom, (sculpture)

Title:
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Dickson, Charles 1947-  Search this
Anderson, Spencer  Search this
Bush, Darnell Shay  Search this
Chaney, Gregory Curt  Search this
Lyons, Douglas Curt  Search this
Whitaker, Anaudmayi  Search this
Contractor:
Precision Marble Inc.  Search this
Subject:
King, Martin Luther, Jr  Search this
Medium:
Bronze, black granite, and White Portland concrete
Type:
Sculptures-Relief
Sculptures-Obelisk
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Los Angeles Art Program 354 South Spring Street, 7th floor Los Angeles California 90013
Located Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Shopping Center 103rd Street & Orandee Watts California
Date:
Commissioned Oct. 17, 1991. Dedicated Jan. 20, 1992
Topic:
History--United States--Civil Rights Movement  Search this
History--United States--Black History  Search this
Portrait male  Search this
Allegory--Civic--Liberty  Search this
Allegory--Civic--Unity  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Figure--Fragment--Hand  Search this
Figure--Torso  Search this
Animal--Bird--Hummingbird  Search this
Control number:
IAS CA000443
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_318992

America, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Weber, Jurgen 1928-  Search this
Founder:
Unknown (Berlin, Germany)  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: concrete
Type:
Sculptures-Relief
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by United States Department of the Interior National Park Service Washington District of Columbia
Located John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Entrance Washington District of Columbia 20566
Date:
1965-1971
Topic:
Allegory--Place--America  Search this
Allegory--Quality--Poverty  Search this
Allegory--Other--Survival  Search this
Allegory--Quality--Charity  Search this
Allegory--Civic--Liberty  Search this
Disaster--Fire  Search this
Figure group--Nude  Search this
Figure--Fragment--Face  Search this
Architecture--Commercial--Skyscraper  Search this
Architecture--Detail--Column  Search this
Architecture--Boat  Search this
Architecture--Vehicle--Automobile  Search this
Architecture--Vehicle--Spacecraft  Search this
Object--Foodstuff  Search this
Object--Other--Flag  Search this
Object--Weapon--Cannon  Search this
Control number:
IAS DC000053
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_322452

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