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April 4

Artist:
Sam Gilliam, born Tupelo, MS 1933-died Washington, DC 2022  Search this
Medium:
acrylic on canvas
Dimensions:
110 x 179 3/4 in. (279.4 x 456.6 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1969
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
History\United States\Black History  Search this
History\United States\Civil Rights Movement  Search this
Homage\King, Martin Luther  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase
Object number:
1973.115
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Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk764cdd779-647f-463c-ad14-8d8b6544e00b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1973.115

Memorial to Those Enslaved and Freed, (sculpture)

Title:
Ascend, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
DeVane, Oletha  Search this
Type:
Sculptures
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Owner/Location:
McDonogh School 8600 McDonogh Road Owings Mills Maryland 21117
Date:
Dedicated April 19, 2022
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
History--United States--Black History  Search this
Control number:
IAS 71501364
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_479528

Negro Revolts Before and After the Civil War, (painting)

Painter:
Quirt, Walter Wellington 1902-1968  Search this
Subject:
Lincoln, Abraham  Search this
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Paintings-Mural
Date:
1933
Topic:
History--United States--Civil War  Search this
History--United States--Black History  Search this
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Political--President  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Occupation--Other--Reformer  Search this
Study  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8G230152
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_479568

Love is the Message, The Message is Death

Artist:
Arthur Jafa, born Tupelo, MS 1960  Search this
Sitter:
Jr. Martin Luther King  Search this
Medium:
single-channel digital video, high definition, color, sound; 07:25 minutes
Type:
Media Arts
Date:
2016
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Ceremony\wedding  Search this
African American  Search this
Allegory\death  Search this
History\United States\Black History  Search this
Allegory\passion\love  Search this
Occupation\other\reformer  Search this
Portrait male  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Joint museum purchase with the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Nion T. McEvoy, Chair of SAAM Commission (2016-2018), and McEvoy's fellow Commissioners in his honor; additional funding provided by Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest Fund, 2020.001.
Copyright:
© 2016, Arthur Jafa. Image courtesy of the artist and Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York / Rome.
Object number:
2020.3
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Department:
Time-Based Media Art
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7acc0078d-bf63-4952-88bd-2901a2fe3cdf
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2020.3

BLM-4

Artist:
Carolyn Crump, born Detroit, MI 1960  Search this
Medium:
cotton fabric, cotton thread
Dimensions:
overall_1: 13 3/8 × 7 1/4 × 9 1/4 in. (34 × 18.4 × 23.5 cm)
Type:
Decorative Arts-Fiber
Crafts
Date:
2020
Topic:
History\United States\Black History  Search this
Occupation\other\reformer  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Kenneth R. Trapp Acquisition Fund
Copyright:
© 2020, Carolyn Crump
Object number:
2021.15
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Department:
Renwick Gallery
On View:
Renwick Gallery, 2nd Floor, Room 203
Renwick Gallery, 2nd Floor
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7f818c9c9-dcc5-4fe1-845d-ea4d8ee0fa66
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2021.15

By Any Means Necessary (after Malcolm X)

Artist:
Tim Rollins and K.O.S., founded New York City 1982  Search this
Tim Rollins, born Pittsfield, ME 1955-died New York City 2017  Search this
Medium:
matte acrylic and book pages on canvas
Dimensions:
72 x 72 in. (182.9 x 182.9 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
2008
Topic:
History\United States\Civil Rights Movement  Search this
Object\written matter\book  Search this
History\United States\Black History\Malcolm X  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment
Copyright:
© 2008, Tim Rollin and K.O.S.
Object number:
2010.18
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Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7eb6b21d3-aad1-483c-8f47-25af62a2eda8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2010.18

From a Birmingham Jail: MLK

Artist:
L'Merchie Frazier, born Jacksonville, FL 1951  Search this
Sitter:
Jr. Martin Luther King  Search this
Medium:
silk, photo transfer, gel medium, dyes, and beads
Dimensions:
50 x 42 1/2 x 2 1/4 in. (126.8 x 107.9 x 5.6 cm)
Type:
Decorative Arts-Fiber
Quilt
Crafts
Date:
1996
Topic:
History\United States\Black History  Search this
History\United States\Civil Rights Movement  Search this
Object\written matter  Search this
Object\other\globe  Search this
Portrait male\bust  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of L'Merchie Frazier in memory of Watty and Alberta Frazier and James and Merchie Dooley (grandparents)
Object number:
2002.41
Restrictions & Rights:
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Department:
Renwick Gallery
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7b9f98ba4-45ce-4b83-8607-d7d46ab14dfa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2002.41

Expulsion of Negroes and Abolitionists from Tremont Temple, Boston, Massachusetts, on December 3, 1860, from Harper's Weekly, December 15,1860

Artist:
Winslow Homer, born Boston, MA 1836-died Prout's Neck, ME 1910  Search this
Medium:
wood engraving on paper
Dimensions:
image: 7 x 9 1/4 in. (17.8 x 23.5 cm) upper image: 6 1/2 x 9 1/4 in. (16.5 x 23.5 cm) lower
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1860
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
African American  Search this
Occupation\military  Search this
History\United States\Civil War  Search this
History\United States\Black History  Search this
Landscape\Massachusetts\Boston  Search this
Architecture Interior\religious\Tremont Temple  Search this
Occupation\other\reformer  Search this
Literature\Harper's Weekly  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Ray Austrian Collection, Gift of Beatrice L. Austrian, Caryl A. Austrian and James A. Austrian
Object number:
1996.63.41
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk766bba8c7-5c76-49ee-ad9e-5362c674b69f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1996.63.41

The Bitter Nest, Part II: The Harlem Renaissance Party

Artist:
Faith Ringgold, born New York City 1930  Search this
Medium:
acrylic on canvas with printed, dyed and pieced fabric
Dimensions:
94 x 83 in. (238.8 x 210.8 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1988
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
African American  Search this
Recreation\leisure\eating and drinking  Search this
Occupation\art\artist  Search this
History\United States\Black History  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase
Copyright:
© 1988, Faith Ringgold
Object number:
1997.18
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Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk796aaa152-2456-4fcf-8dff-05864393321a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1997.18

Mississippi Freedom Marcher, Washington, DC

Artist:
Roy DeCarava, born New York City 1919-died New York City 2009  Search this
Medium:
gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
sheet: 10 7/8 x 13 7/8 in. (27.6 x 35.2 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1963, printed 1982
Topic:
Figure female  Search this
African American  Search this
Cityscape\District of Columbia\Washington  Search this
History\United States\Black History  Search this
History\United States\Civil Rights Movement  Search this
History\United States\Mississippi  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase made possible by Henry L. Milmore
Copyright:
© 1982, Roy DeCarava
Object number:
1992.15.1
Restrictions & Rights:
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Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7b318281d-4612-4d3b-940e-446fd85fa4a9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1992.15.1

Private Law and Order Leagues (study for medallion, Medals for Dishonor series)

Artist:
David Smith, born Decatur, IN 1906-died Albany, NY 1965  Search this
Medium:
felt-tipped pen and ink (from verso) and pen and ink on paper
Dimensions:
sight 10 3/4 x 13 3/4 in. (27.3 x 35.0 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
ca. 1938-1939
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Study  Search this
History\United States\Black History  Search this
State of being\death\execution  Search this
Allegory\civic\injustice  Search this
Object\other\flag  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase made possible by Olin Dows
Object number:
1988.60
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7c7cbce89-1fc0-4af5-b093-8813002380ad
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1988.60

Three Great Abolitionists: A. Lincoln, F. Douglass, J. Brown

Artist:
William H. Johnson, born Florence, SC 1901-died Central Islip, NY 1970  Search this
Sitter:
Abraham Lincoln  Search this
John Brown  Search this
Frederick Douglass  Search this
Medium:
oil on paperboard
Dimensions:
37 3/8 x 34 1/4 in. (94.9 x 87.0 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1945
Topic:
History\United States\Black History  Search this
Allegory\civic\unity  Search this
Portrait male  Search this
State of being\death\execution  Search this
Portrait male  Search this
Portrait male  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Harmon Foundation
Object number:
1983.95.51
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Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk71e1cb4ed-b2aa-443d-8bf8-0c5f57164a62
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1983.95.51

Identification Manual

Artist:
Larry Rivers, born New York City 1923-died Southampton, NY 2002  Search this
Medium:
mixed media and collage on fiberboard
Dimensions:
73 5/8 x 110 3/8 x 30 in. (187 x 280.3 x 76.2 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1964
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
African American  Search this
History\United States\Black History  Search this
Occupation\service\fireman  Search this
History\United States\Civil Rights Movement  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America
Object number:
1984.124.250A-C
Restrictions & Rights:
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Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7472d9447-fdb7-4584-a54e-ef46bc15a20e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1984.124.250A-C

The Old Couple Looking at a Portrait of Lincoln

Artist:
Unidentified  Search this
Copy after:
Harry Roseland, born Brooklyn, NY 1866-died New York City 1950  Search this
Sitter:
Abraham Lincoln  Search this
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
50 x 27 in. (127.0 x 68.6 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
after 1904-1905
Topic:
African American  Search this
History\United States\Black History  Search this
Portrait male  Search this
Object\art object\painting  Search this
Figure group\family\spouses  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Robbins
Object number:
1983.95.204
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk73d6cd859-05b1-4527-ad0c-c400241be3b5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1983.95.204

Untitled (Dorchester, Mass.)

Artist:
Eugene Richards, born Boston, MA 1944  Search this
Medium:
gelatin silver print
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Architecture\vehicle\automobile  Search this
African American  Search this
History\United States\Black History  Search this
Occupation\service\policeman  Search this
Object\written matter  Search this
Cityscape\Massachusetts\Dorchester  Search this
State of being\emotion\hatred  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts
Copyright:
©1974, Eugene Richards
Object number:
1983.63.1169
Restrictions & Rights:
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Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7c53c2516-d29d-44f2-b06c-12a690afac8e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1983.63.1169

KKK Doll

Artist:
William Christenberry, born Tuscaloosa, AL 1936-died Washington, DC 2016  Search this
Medium:
plastic, satin, wood and felt in plexiglass case
Dimensions:
13 3/8 x 8 x 5 in. (33.9 x 20.3 x 12.8 cm.)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1963
Topic:
Figure\full length  Search this
History\United States\Black History  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Elliot Thompson
Object number:
1979.121
Restrictions & Rights:
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Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk74519b0f1-b084-4c83-a668-0864a897c515
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1979.121

Underground Railroad (sketch for mural, Dolgeville, New York, Post Office)

Artist:
James Michael Newell, born Carnegie, PA 1900-died 1985  Search this
Medium:
watercolor, pen and ink, and pencil on paperboard
Dimensions:
image: 3 1/2 x 7 3/8 in. (8.8 x 18.7 cm) sheet: 13 x 11 in. (33.0 x 28.0 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1940
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
African American  Search this
History\United States\Black History  Search this
State of being\evil\danger  Search this
Landscape\New York\Dolgeville  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist
Object number:
1980.56.17
Restrictions & Rights:
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Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk76d14a11a-4671-419e-88c3-87352c549688
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1980.56.17

Memories of Marion County (mural study, Palmyra, Missouri Post Office)

Artist:
James Penney, born St. Joseph, MO 1910-died Utica, NY 1982  Search this
Medium:
oil and tempera on paperboard
Dimensions:
sheet and image: 10 3/8 x 28 1/8 in. (26.4 x 71.4 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1942
Topic:
Study\mural study  Search this
History\United States\Black History  Search this
Landscape\river\Mississippi River  Search this
Literature\Twain  Search this
Landscape\Missouri\Marion County  Search this
New Deal\Treasury Section of Painting and Sculpture\Missouri  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the General Services Administration
Object number:
1974.28.297
Restrictions & Rights:
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Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk797b7b01c-7b53-499d-ae17-057e1f06c302
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1974.28.297

Andrew Goodman

Artist:
Merritt Mauzey, born Clifton, TX 1898-died Dallas, TX 1973  Search this
Sitter:
Andrew Goodman  Search this
Andrew Goodman  Search this
Medium:
lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 18 5/8 x 14 3/4 in. (47.3 x 37.6 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1946
Topic:
African American  Search this
Dress\accessory\hat  Search this
Religion\New Testament\Crucifixion  Search this
History\United States\Black History  Search this
Dress\accessory\cane  Search this
Allegory\civic\injustice  Search this
Landscape\plant\cotton  Search this
Object\weapon\whip  Search this
Portrait male\elderly  Search this
Portrait male\waist length  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist in memory of his wife, Maggie
Object number:
1969.50.22
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Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7cea7294e-d3ab-43f8-ad93-445c2e7187ff
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1969.50.22

The Fugitive Slave (mural study)

Artist:
Marguerite Zorach, born Santa Rosa, CA 1887-died New York City 1968  Search this
Medium:
oil and pencil on canvas
Dimensions:
23 1/4 x 15 in. (59.0 x 38.0 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1932
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
African American  Search this
Study\mural study  Search this
History\United States\Black History  Search this
Landscape\phenomenon\eclipse  Search this
Occupation\other\slave  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift from the collection of Tessim Zorach
Object number:
1970.65.11
Restrictions & Rights:
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Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7d1d79c14-368b-4348-baeb-c4d1f03b5093
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1970.65.11

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