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Ceremony

Created by:
Herbert Alexander Gentry, American, 1919 - 2003  Search this
Medium:
acrylic on canvas
Dimensions:
H x W x D (framed): 33 3/4 × 27 11/16 × 1 9/16 in. (85.8 × 70.3 × 3.9 cm)
H x W (unframed): 12 5/8 × 10 1/4 in. (32 × 26 cm)
Type:
acrylic paintings
Date:
1993
Topic:
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Identity  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Ronald and Monique Ollie in memory of Thelma and Bert Ollie
Object number:
2010.67ab
Restrictions & Rights:
© Estate of Herbert Gentry
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Visual Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd55162c710-e61b-4f22-af47-58b60d860d23
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.67ab
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An Offering #3

Created by:
Stephen Towns, American, born 1980  Search this
Medium:
acrylic and oil paint, graphite, bristol board, metal leaf, natural and synthetic cloth fabric, nylon tulle, polyester and cotton thread, and crystal glass beads on wood panel
Dimensions:
H x W x D (a: wood panel): 24 × 16 1/8 × 1 9/16 in. (61 × 40.9 × 4 cm)
H x W (b: quilt panel): 20 1/2 × 15 15/16 in. (52 × 40.5 cm)
Type:
panel paintings
fiber art
portraits
mixed media
Place made:
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Date:
2017
Topic:
African American  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Art  Search this
Identity  Search this
Middle Passage  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Spirituality  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2019.25.3ab
Restrictions & Rights:
© Stephen Towns
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series:
An Offering
Classification:
Visual Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd549dd3bfd-198d-4575-89d8-5d90be9e2f2c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2019.25.3ab
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Rythm Mastr: Every Beat of My Heart

Illustrated by:
Kerry James Marshall, American, born 1955  Search this
Written by:
Kerry James Marshall, American, born 1955  Search this
Published by:
Carnegie Museum of Art, American, founded 1895  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W (closed): 17 3/16 × 11 1/2 in. (43.7 × 29.2 cm)
Type:
comics
Place made:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
1999-2000
Topic:
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Comics and graphic novels  Search this
Design  Search this
Graphic design  Search this
Social reform  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2020.57.3.1ab
Restrictions & Rights:
© Kerry James Marshall. Permission required for use.
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Classification:
Visual Arts
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd560a6611a-5963-4da8-b184-cbfe88b3854b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2020.57.3.1ab
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Sculpture bust of Etta Moten Barnett

Created by:
Nelson Eddy, American, 1901 - 1967  Search this
Subject of:
Etta Moten Barnett, American, 1901 - 2004  Search this
Owned by:
Etta Moten Barnett, American, 1901 - 2004  Search this
Medium:
paint on plaster
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 19 5/16 × 10 1/4 × 9 7/16 in. (49 × 26 × 24 cm)
Type:
busts
Place used:
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1943
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Actors  Search this
Art  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
A2022.13.1.28
Restrictions & Rights:
© Nelson Eddy Estate. Permission required for use.
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Collection title:
Etta Moten Barnett Archive
Classification:
Visual Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd551a7dc29-0321-4934-8e61-eb43ce64585f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_A2022.13.1.28

Portrait of Etta Moten by Mary Peterson

Created by:
Mary C. Peterson, American, 1886 - 1967  Search this
Subject of:
Etta Moten Barnett, American, 1901 - 2004  Search this
Owned by:
Etta Moten Barnett, American, 1901 - 2004  Search this
Medium:
oil
Dimensions:
H x W x D (framed): 46 1/16 × 37 5/8 × 1 5/8 in. (117 × 95.5 × 4.2 cm)
Type:
oil paintings
portraits
Place used:
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1949
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Actors  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
A2022.13.1.6
Restrictions & Rights:
© Mary C. Peterson . Permission required for use.
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Collection title:
Etta Moten Barnett Archive
Classification:
Visual Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5bbf35ead-bcd4-4276-a2ef-23f4777cdc04
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_A2022.13.1.6

The Fugitive's Story

Created by:
John Rogers, American, 1829 - 1904  Search this
Subject of:
John Greenleaf Whittier, American, 1807 - 1892  Search this
Henry Ward Beecher, American, 1813 - 1887  Search this
William Lloyd Garrison, American, 1805 - 1879  Search this
Medium:
paint on plaster
Dimensions:
H x W: 21 7/8 x 15 7/8 x 12 in. (55.6 x 40.3 x 30.5 cm)
Type:
figurines
Place made:
New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1869
Topic:
African American  Search this
Antislavery  Search this
Art  Search this
Fugitive enslaved  Search this
Motherhood  Search this
Self-liberation  Search this
Slavery  Search this
U.S. History, Civil War, 1861-1865  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2011.155.290
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Visual Arts
Movement:
Anti-slavery movements
Abolitionist movement
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd57c1a7b47-0648-405f-b6c9-31fe136e7e1e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.155.290
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View of Lake Okanagan, British Columbia

Created by:
Grafton Tyler Brown, American, 1841 - 1918  Search this
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
H x W (unframed): 16 1/8 × 26 × 1 in. (41 × 66 × 2.5 cm)
H x W x D (frame): 23 9/16 × 33 3/8 × 2 3/4 in. (59.8 × 84.7 × 7 cm)
Type:
oil paintings
Place depicted:
British Columbia, Canada, North and Central America
Date:
1882
Topic:
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Nature  Search this
Rural life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Curtis E. Ransom in memory of Julia Turner Ransom
Object number:
2012.161ab
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Visual Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5f30a8d61-d697-42d1-b011-fcf707b373c4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.161ab
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Behold Thy Son

Created by:
David C. Driskell, American, 1931 - 2020  Search this
Subject of:
Emmett Till, American, 1941 - 1955  Search this
Medium:
mixed media on canvas
Dimensions:
H x W (unframed): 46 × 36 in. (116.8 × 91.4 cm)
Type:
oil paintings
Date:
1956
Topic:
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Christianity  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Religion  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2009.7
Restrictions & Rights:
© The Estate of David C. Driskell
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Classification:
Visual Arts
Movement:
Civil Rights Movement
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd52bcfba14-383d-460a-bfd9-60a0123db546
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2009.7

Digital scan of a sketch from the notebook of Tanekeya Word

Created by:
Dr. Tanekeya Word  Search this
Medium:
digital
Dimensions:
H x W: 4872 pixels × 4524 pixels
File size: 44.58 MB
Type:
sketches
digital images
digital media - born analog
Place captured:
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, North and Central America
Date:
2017; scanned 2022
Topic:
African American  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Art  Search this
Design  Search this
Hair  Search this
Identity  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Tanekeya Word
Object number:
2022.10
Restrictions & Rights:
© Tanekeya Word
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series:
Supernova Study
Classification:
Visual Arts
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Movement:
Afrofuturism
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5e5cfb8a3-e88d-4f70-b218-6eede8b08cfd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2022.10

Lithographic print of Hiram Revels

Published by:
Frank Leslie's Illustrirte Zeitung, American, 1857 - 1894  Search this
Edited by:
Frank Leslie, American, 1821 - 1880  Search this
Subject of:
Hiram Rhodes Revels, American, 1827 - 1901  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 7 15/16 × 7 7/16 in. (20.2 × 18.9 cm)
Type:
prints
portraits
Place printed:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1870
Topic:
African American  Search this
Emancipation  Search this
Politics  Search this
Reconstruction, U.S. History, 1865-1877  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Joele and Fred Michaud
Object number:
2013.239.14
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Visual Arts
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5085ef869-f27e-4bd6-a64a-ff219b7db2ce
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.239.14

Untitled (Wedding)

Created by:
Clementine Hunter, American, ca. 1886 - 1988  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Medium:
oil paint on paperboard
Dimensions:
H x W x D (painting): 7 5/8 × 7 1/4 × 1/4 in. (19.4 × 18.4 × 0.6 cm)
H x W (framed): 13 5/8 × 14 3/4 in. (34.6 × 37.5 cm)
Type:
oil paintings
Place made:
Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1970
Topic:
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Art  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Families  Search this
Folklife  Search this
Marriage customs and rites  Search this
Religious rituals and ceremonies  Search this
Rural life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Collection of Sabra Brown Martin
Object number:
2017.68.10
Restrictions & Rights:
© Cane River Art Corporation
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Visual Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5e9b9862e-9f60-40bc-9e36-b2ecdd4b98ff
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.68.10
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Tantra #1

Created by:
Barbara Chase-Riboud, American and French, born 1939  Search this
Produced by:
Fonderia Bonvicini, Italian, founded 1960  Search this
Medium:
polished bronze, silk and synthetic silk
Dimensions:
79 x 52 x 32 in. (200.7 x 132.1 x 81.3 cm)
Type:
sculpture
Date:
1994
Topic:
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Hinduism  Search this
Sexuality  Search this
Spirituality  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Roger and Caroline Ford
Object number:
2014.62
Restrictions & Rights:
© Barbara Chase-Riboud
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Visual Arts
Exhibition:
Reckoning: Protest. Defiance. Resilience.
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 052
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd512b0390a-51f4-473c-a34b-9071a648ee5f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.62
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Poema Para Mami: Missing You

Created by:
Juan Sánchez, American, born 1954  Search this
Medium:
mixed media: paper, acrylic paint and oil paint on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 35 1/2 × 37 1/4 in. (90.2 × 94.6 cm)
Type:
collages
multimedia works
Cultural Place:
Puerto Rico, United States, Caribbean, Latin America, North and Central America
Date:
2013
Topic:
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Catholicism  Search this
Colonialism  Search this
Families  Search this
Motherhood  Search this
Photography  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Prayer  Search this
Religion  Search this
Spirituality  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture purchased with funds provided by the Smithsonian Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center
Object number:
2021.71.2
Restrictions & Rights:
© Juan Sánchez, Guariken Arts Inc.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series:
UNKNOWN BORICUAS
Classification:
Visual Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5d40c966f-9df3-4457-a2ba-8a64f6a6efbb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2021.71.2

Move On Up A Little Higher

Created by:
Charles White, American, 1918 - 1979  Search this
Medium:
charcoal black and carbon black pencil on illustration board
Dimensions:
H x W: 40 1/4 x 48 x 3/16 in. (102.2 x 121.9 x 0.5 cm)
Type:
drawings
portraits
Date:
1961
Topic:
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Christianity  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Gospel (Music)  Search this
Religion  Search this
The Black Church  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2009.6
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1961 The Charles White Archive
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Visual Arts
Movement:
Civil Rights Movement
Exhibition:
Reckoning: Protest. Defiance. Resilience.
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 052
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd52adc8bbc-bf9a-47da-a246-d3e7757727e4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2009.6

Plywood panel from a mural at Resurrection City

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., American, 1929 - 1968  Search this
President John F. Kennedy, American, 1917 - 1963  Search this
Senator Robert F. Kennedy, American, 1925 - 1968  Search this
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968  Search this
Medium:
oil paint and ink on plywood
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 75 x 48 x 1/2 in. (190.5 x 121.9 x 1.3 cm)
Type:
mural paintings
Place used:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1968
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Art  Search this
Black power  Search this
Catholicism  Search this
Christianity  Search this
Faith  Search this
Freedom  Search this
Interfaith communities  Search this
Justice  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Men  Search this
Poverty  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Resistance  Search this
U.S. History, 1961-1969  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Vincent DeForest
Object number:
2012.110.10
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Visual Arts
Movement:
Civil Rights Movement
African American - Latinx Solidarity
Poor People's Campaign
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5a6215c01-6a24-4a28-a5f3-881215c13b44
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.110.10
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Black Jesus

Created by:
Clementine Hunter, American, ca. 1886 - 1988  Search this
Medium:
oil or acrylic paint on canvas board
Dimensions:
H x W (unframed): 14 × 11 in. (35.6 × 27.9 cm)
H x W x D (framed): 23 3/8 × 20 3/8 × 2 3/8 in. (59.4 × 51.8 × 6 cm)
Type:
paintings
Place made:
Natchitoches, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1985
Topic:
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Christianity  Search this
Religion  Search this
The Black Church  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Henley A. Hunter, Kathey N. Hunter, and Anne Kathryn Hunter
Object number:
2012.168
Restrictions & Rights:
© Cane River Art Corporation
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Classification:
Visual Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd55b5286a4-03d2-4c48-9a8e-56f2db300547
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.168
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John the Baptist

Created by:
Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller, American, 1877 - 1968  Search this
Medium:
paint on plaster
Dimensions:
19 1/2 × 8 5/8 × 7 5/8 in. (49.5 × 21.9 × 19.4 cm)
Type:
sculpture
portraits
Date:
ca. 1899
Topic:
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Christianity  Search this
Religion  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Fuller Family
Object number:
2013.242.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Visual Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5396baf38-1657-48ff-ab6f-edef21518e74
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.242.2
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Glory

Created by:
Kesha Bruce, American  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Medium:
pigment on paper mounted on polyvinyl chloride board
Dimensions:
H x W: 27 x 20 in. (68.6 x 50.8 cm)
with mounted backing: 27 × 20 × 1 1/16 in. (68.6 × 50.8 × 2.7 cm)
Type:
collages
photographs
inkjet prints
Place depicted:
Des Moines, Iowa, United States, North and Central America
Date:
2008
Topic:
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Christianity  Search this
Education  Search this
Families  Search this
Gospel (Music)  Search this
Identity  Search this
Photography  Search this
Religion  Search this
The Black Church  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the artist and Morton Fine Art
Object number:
2013.77.10
Restrictions & Rights:
© Kesha Bruce
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series:
(Re)calling & (Re)telling Series
Classification:
Visual Arts
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5ddb039a0-37ac-4ce9-a18c-1351168447cd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.77.10

We Have But Faith

Created by:
Kesha Bruce, American  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Medium:
pigment on paper mounted on polyvinyl chloride board
Dimensions:
H x W: 27 x 20 in. (68.6 x 50.8 cm)
with mounted backing: 27 × 20 1/16 × 1 in. (68.6 × 51 × 2.5 cm)
Type:
collages
photographs
inkjet prints
Place depicted:
Des Moines, Iowa, United States, North and Central America
Date:
2008
Topic:
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Christianity  Search this
Families  Search this
Gospel (Music)  Search this
Identity  Search this
Music  Search this
Photography  Search this
Religion  Search this
The Black Church  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the artist and Morton Fine Art
Object number:
2013.77.12
Restrictions & Rights:
© Kesha Bruce
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series:
(Re)calling & (Re)telling Series
Classification:
Visual Arts
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd564df1de5-384a-4332-b093-8c3761345b43
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.77.12

Some Glad Morning

Created by:
Kesha Bruce, American  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Medium:
pigment on paper mounted on polyvinyl chloride board
Dimensions:
H x W: 27 x 20 in. (68.6 x 50.8 cm)
with mounted backing: 27 × 20 × 1 in. (68.6 × 50.8 × 2.5 cm)
Type:
collages
photographs
inkjet prints
Place depicted:
Des Moines, Iowa, United States, North and Central America
Date:
2008
Topic:
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Christianity  Search this
Families  Search this
Gospel (Music)  Search this
Identity  Search this
Photography  Search this
Religion  Search this
The Black Church  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the artist and Morton Fine Art
Object number:
2013.77.13
Restrictions & Rights:
© Kesha Bruce
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series:
(Re)calling & (Re)telling Series
Classification:
Visual Arts
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5c54db97a-6883-4410-a091-1b1c94ff0a65
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.77.13

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