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Mining the Museum: Table, arm, and patriotic envelope

Description

The 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.

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

4640

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.