Mining the Museum: ‘Punt gun’
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 item on display in this work is a "punt gun," as named by market hunters for game birds in the Chesapeake area.