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A Master Dee-Gree in Drumology!

Object Details

late 20th Century
13 7/16 × 11 9/16 in. (34.2 × 29.3 cm)
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Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
A caricature of a man wearing a beanie and playing bongo drums humorously questions credentialization and higher education. He points to a red rectangle and a list of numbers, while text to the left of the figure reads, “A Master Dee-Gree in Drumology!” The item is part of a collection associated with the New Thing Art & Architecture Center, a community arts space in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC. This predominantly black and sepia-tone image, likely used to promote a drum class, considers how art and music can inspire radical, transformational change, particularly when nurtured by grassroots organizations working outside traditional institutional spaces.
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