Mining the Museum: Table, arm, and patriotic envelope
DescriptionThe image depicts a work 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 view in this image include an arm with plastic hand holding a patriotic envelope from the Confederate States of America, circa 1861, atop a wooden table.