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New Thing Jazz Workshop - Marlow

Object Details

Artist
Eric Marlow
Date
late 20th Century
Medium
lithographic print on paper
Dimensions
11 × 8 7/16 in. (27.9 × 21.5 cm)
Cite As
Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Caption
The delicate and striking figures at the center of this poster advertise a Jazz Workshop led by African Heritage Drummers and Dancers. The poster was designed by Eric Marlow, a high school student at the time who would go on to illustrate the story of Rosa Parks. Marlow’s artistic formation and the development of the New Thing Art & Architecture Center came at a turning point in Civil Rights activism, when efforts turned from promoting big ideas to developing concrete programs and local projects. The poster is in many ways at the crossroads of tradition and innovation: the women in their robes recall traditional African dress and yet their arms, outstretched to the left, might point to the future of the cultural landscape.
Accession Number
2017.8.13
Type
flyer
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl862e7b2a3-bd4e-43a7-abbf-d3ecc09dd6dc
Record ID
acm_2017.8.13
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