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Identification and Creation
Object Number
P2001.28.1-4
People
Carrie Mae Weems, American (Portland, Oregon, USA born 1953)
Title
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
Classification
Photographs
Work Type
photograph
Date
1995-1996
Places
Creation Place: North America, United States
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/166668
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Monochrome c-prints with sandblasted text on glass
Technique
Chromogenic print
Dimensions
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"
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Richard and Ronay Menschel Fund for the Acquisition of Photographs
Copyright
© Carrie Mae Weems
Accession Year
2001
Object Number
P2001.28.1-4
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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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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