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New Thing Calendar Artboard, March '69

Object Details

Date
1969
Medium
ink on board
Dimensions
10 7/8 × 10 7/8 in. (27.7 × 27.7 cm)
Cite As
Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Caption
This artboard features an African American man’s profile, alongside the poem ‘If We Must Die’ by Claude McKay, a key figure in the Harlem Renaissance. The poem speaks to a sense of self-assertion and the will to resist in order to protect a people’s freedom. The art appeared in a calendar produced by the New Thing Art & Architecture Center, a cultural center based in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington D.C. The Center’s mission aligns with both the content and the form of the calendar, as they sought to highlight a positive Afrocentric artistic culture in ordinary places.
Accession Number
2017.8.1
Type
artboard
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Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl8dc080c1b-9ebd-417c-9819-11408ab3e33f
Record ID
acm_2017.8.1
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