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Mardi Gras

Object Details

Artist
Charles Smith
Date
1989
Medium
mixed media concrete
Dimensions
31 x 15 x 18 in. (78.7 x 38.1 x 45.7 cm)
Cite As
The Kohler Foundation Collection, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, gift of the Kohler Foundation.
Caption
A statement from the artist: "African Americans who practice the craft of costume making during the New Orleans Mardi Gras are exceptionally gifted. They work on these costumes all year long and some of them can weigh as much as 100 lbs. During Mardi Gras in New Orleans, and throughout Louisiana, these costumes are exhibited in carnivals, masquerade balls, and parades."
Accession Number
2004.0011.0005
Type
sculpture
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl87e9a3fee-469a-4cd4-bdf4-50c7095080a8
Record ID
acm_2004.0011.0005
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