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Pinback Button Worn by Museum Visitors

Object Details

Date
1990
Medium
plastic, metal, paper
Dimensions
1/4 × 2 1/2 in. (0.6 × 6.3 cm)
Caption
The Anacostia Museum created this pinback button for visitors to wear. It “artfully” announces an exhibition focusing on “the arts in public places.” The button’s design includes diamonds in blue, red, and yellow, connecting to the building blocks of color and to diamond patterns on the Museum’s facade. The Museum’s name and the exhibition year, 1990, encircle the bottom. The exhibition encouraged visitors to explore the role of art in their communities and to participate in deciding how funds for public arts projects should be spent. Drawing from all four quadrants of Washington, D.C., it featured a variety of public art forms, including murals and sculptures; musical and theatrical performances; and, wearable art, such as hairstyles, clothes, jewelry, and…buttons.
Accession Number
1990.5065.0001
Type
button
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl8bb0d9500-b1a5-4baa-95ec-eabeb5df2695
Record ID
acm_1990.5065.0001
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