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Piano Playing Cow - I Give Better Butter Milk

Object Details

Artist
Ruby C. Williams
Date
2004
Medium
acrylic on plywood
Dimensions
13 3/4 × 23 13/16 × 11/16 in. (35 × 60.5 × 1.7 cm)
Caption
Music and milk mingle in this acrylic painting on plywood by Ruby C. Williams (1930-). A stylized orange cow with a red head, yellow udders, and a black tail stares at the viewer from a green meadow. Like a checkered spine, black and white piano keys line the horned cow’s back. White lettering in a blue sky reads: “Piano Playing Cow—I give better butter milk.” Joy found in music and in farming are themes explored by Williams, whose art emerged from making roadside signs to sell her home-grown produce. Her work was featured in the Anacostia Community Museum’s exhibition, On Their Own: Selected Works by Self-Taught African American Artists (2005).
Accession Number
2005.0007.0001
Type
painting
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl8c0c452dd-056a-409d-a974-95ad23596c5c
Record ID
acm_2005.0007.0001
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