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Chains

Object Details

Artist
Charles Smith
Date
1988
Medium
mixed media cement
Dimensions
32 x 21 x 7 in. (81.3 x 53.3 x 17.8 cm)
Cite As
The Kohler Foundation Collection, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, gift of the Kohler Foundation.
Caption
A statement from the artist: "Africans brought to the American shores were bound by chains and delivered to auction sites to be sold. This was the beginning of the destruction of the African family and the parents' worst nightmare. They were sold separately from their children."
Accession Number
2004.0011.0015
Type
sculpture
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Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl85aacca59-8d48-45cf-b756-0fddaa55dcfa
Record ID
acm_2004.0011.0015
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