Freedom: A Fable; A Curious Interpretation of the Wit of a Negress in Troubled Times, Peter Norton Family Christmas Project 1997

Kara Elizabeth Walker, American, born 1969

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1997

Artist's book; offset lithographs and five laser-cut, pop-up silhouettes on wove paper

4,000

Overall: 9 3/8 x 8 5/16 x 5/8 in. (23.813 x 21.115 x 1.588 cm)

Overall: 9 3/8 x 8 5/16 x 11/16 in. (23.8 x 21.1 x 1.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of the Director of the Hood Museum of Art

MIS.997.53

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

20th century

Object Name

Communication Artifacts: Documentary Artifact, Book

Classification

Mixed Media

Not on view

Course History

SART 22, Figure Drawing, Brenda Garand, Winter 2015

SOCY 7.1, Race and Ethnicity, Emily Walton, Winter 2015

SOCY 7.2, Race and Ethnicity, Emily Walton, Spring 2014

HIST 16, AAAS 12, Black America to the Civil War, Rashauna Chenault, Winter 2013

Exhibition History

A Space for Dialogue 88, Still We Rise, Women of Color Existence / Resistance in Contemporary Art, Taylor Payer, Class of 2015, Kathryn Conroy Intern, Main Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, May 30 -July 12, 2015.

A Space for Dialogue 74, Text as Image / Image as Text: Narratives of African American History and Identity, Emma Routhier, Class of 2012, Levinson Intern, Main Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, November 3-December 2, 2012.

Black Womanhood: Images, Icons, and Ideologies of the African Body, William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 1-August 10, 2008; Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, September 10-December 10, 2008; San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California, January 21-April 26, 2009.

No Laughing Matter: Visual Humor in Ideas of Race, Nationality, and Ethnicity, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, in conjunction with the Humanities Institute, Leslie Center for the Humanities, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 6-December 9, 2007.

Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery elevator vestibule, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 6-December 11, 2005.

A Space for Dialogue 19, Playing Around with Art, Dianne Choie, Class of 2004, Education Department Intern, Main Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 27-May 23, 2004.

Turning Pages: Contemporary Women Artists' Books, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, May 22-July 18, 1999.

Publication History

Taylor Payer, A Space for Diagolgue 88, Still We Rise, Women of Color Esistence / Resistance in Contemporary Art, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2015, ill. title page, checklist no. 6.

Emma Routhier, A Space for Dialogue 74, Text as Image / Image as Text: Narratives of African American History and Identity, Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 2012, checklist, no. 4.

Barbara Thompson, Black Womanhood: Images, Icons, and Ideologies of the African Body, Seattle: University of Washington Press [Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College], 2008, p. 338, plate 118.

Provenance

Commissioned for the 1997 Peter Norton Family Christmas Project; given to the Director of the Hood Museum of Art, 1997; given to the present collection, 1997.

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