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Mining the Museum: Painting, pikes, and dollhouse

Description

The image depicts works on display in "Mining the Museum," a 1992-1993 installation by artist Fred Wilson at the Maryland Historical Society. In Mining the Museum, Wilson used the museum's collections to confront and challenge perceptions about history, culture, and race. It was a joint exhibition with The Contemporary in Baltimore. The items on display in this image include the painting "Gap at Harper's Ferry" by unknown artist, before 1833; four pikes used in John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry, October 1859; and a dollhouse made by child's father, circa 1904

Date

1992-1993

Contributor(s)

Wilson, Fred, 1954-

Contributor(s) Notes

Photographer: Maryland Historical Society Museum; Artist: Fred Wilson

Collection Number

MS 2008

Dimensions

35 mm

Extent

1 slide

Resource ID

4633

Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture

Rights

This digital image is made available here for private study, scholarship, and research. Commercial and other uses are prohibited without the permission of the Maryland Center for History and Culture. For more information, visit the MCHC’s Reproductions and Permissions web page.