Mining the Museum: ‘Metalwork, 1793-1880’
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 a case filled with repoussé silverware cups, ewers and urn alongside a pair of metal slave shackles.