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The Anacostia Community Museum’s indoor gallery will be closed Sept. 18 through Oct. 31 as we bring our next exhibition to life. Even though our gallery is closed, join us at any of the dynamic upcoming events planned over the next 6 weeks. More information about our events is available at: anacostia.si.edu/events. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Lord, How Long?

Object Details

Artist
Charles Smith
Date
1993
Medium
mixed media concrete, Salvage materials, Concrete, Newspaper grounds, Carpet (synthetic and cotton), wood, carpet hair textile
Dimensions
17 1/2 in. x 14 in. x 49 in.
Cite As
The Kohler Foundation Collection, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, gift of the Kohler Foundation.
Caption
A statement from the artist: "It is the upper torso of a youth in prayer, with an alter as his base. The prayer was, and is, an acknowledgement to God of the destruction and shame within the African American community: gangs, drugs, AIDS, and family deterioration. It was used as part of my museum's traveling exhibition and was documented in the catalog titled 'Straight at the Heart,' held in Beloit, Wisconsin."
Accession Number
2004.0011.0008
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/dl8108350b0-7bf9-4b9f-8d1b-4069c359f09f
Record ID
acm_2004.0011.0008
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