- Identification and Creation
- Object Number
Carrie Mae Weems, American (Portland, Oregon, USA born 1953)
- You Became a Scientific Profile / A Negroid Type / An Anthropological Debate / & A Photographic Subject
- Other Titles
- Series/Book Title: From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried
- Work Type
- Creation Place: North America, United States
- Persistent Link
- Physical Descriptions
- Monochrome c-prints with sandblasted text on glass
- Chromogenic print
- each sheet: 59.5 x 49.5 cm (23 7/16 x 19 1/2 in.)
each frame: 67.9 x 57.8 x 2.5 cm (26 3/4 x 22 3/4 x 1 in.)
- Inscriptions and Marks
inscription: recto, middle of glass covering each panel, sandblasted/etched: Panel 1: "YOU BECAME A SCIENTIFIC PROFILE"
Panel 2: "A NEGROID TYPE"
Panel 3: "AN ANTHROPOLOGICAL DEBATE"
Panel 4: "& A PHOTOGRAPHIC SUBJECT"
- inscription: recto, middle of glass covering each panel, sandblasted/etched: Panel 1: "YOU BECAME A SCIENTIFIC PROFILE"
- Acquisition and Rights
- Credit Line
- Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Richard and Ronay Menschel Fund for the Acquisition of Photographs
- © Carrie Mae Weems
- Accession Year
- Object Number
- Modern and Contemporary Art
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- Publication History
Stephan Wolohojian and Alvin L. Clark, Jr., Harvard Art Museum/ Handbook, ed. Stephan Wolohojian, Harvard Art Museum (Cambridge, 2008), p. 247, ill.
Ilisa Barbash, Molly Rogers, and Deborah Willis, ed., To Make Their Own Way in the World: The Enduring Legacy of the Zealy Daguerreotypes, Peabody Museum Press and Aperture (Cambridge, MA and New York, 2020), p. 298, fig. 11.1, ill. (color) and p. 416, fig. 13.3, ill. (color)
- Exhibition History
32Q: 1120 Contemporary Art, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 04/06/2016 - 10/13/2016
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