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Catlett, Elizabeth 1915-2012  Search this
Relief: bronze
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Administered by Howard University Gallery of Art 2455 6th Street, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20059
Located Howard University 2300 6th Street, N.W., building facade Washington District of Columbia
1977. Dedicated April 28, 1979
Save Outdoor Sculpture, District of Columbia survey, 1993.
Image on file.
EC 77 signed
The information provided about this artwork was compiled as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture database, designed to provide descriptive and location information on artworks by American artists in public and private collections worldwide.
Relief of an African-American male and female figure in profile installed on an exterior brick wall. The two figures stand facing each other with one hand on each others waist and the other hand raised above their heads. The raised hand of each figure reaches for the middle disk of a set of five which form an arch over the figures. Each disk contains a scientific or technological symbol. Below the figures is a square relief of the root system of a tree; at the end of each root is a face.
Figure group  Search this
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Engineering  Search this
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Chemistry  Search this
Control number:
IAS DC000166
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums