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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!

James Byrd

Object Details

Artist
Charles Smith
Date
2001
Medium
Concrete Carpet hair Leather shoes Acrylic paints Weathering steel support
Dimensions
55 1/2 x 49 x 32 in. (141 x 124.5 x 81.3 cm)
Cite As
The Kohler Foundation Collection, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, gift of the Kohler Foundation.
Caption
A statement from the artist: "This represents one of the most tragic crimes of abuse of one human being against another. In Jasper, Texas, two white men chained a black man to the back of a pick up truck and dragged him until he was decapitated."
Accession Number
2004.0011.0021
Type
sculpture
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Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl8ab913cc3-6e65-44b9-9ae6-58c31009b3fa
Record ID
acm_2004.0011.0021
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