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Three black-and-white prints portray the composite image of a family eating dinner in a kitchen.

Three large black-and-white prints abut to show a whole scene of a family of four eating dinner in a kitchen, at life-size scale. The floor has a large checkerboard pattern. On the right, the older son stands on a footstool and fills a glass of water from the tap. He wears a sweatshirt, sweatpants, and has bare feet. In front of him is a tile backsplash in a houndstooth pattern, and a large window with the blinds closed. Above him to the right are large wooden cupboards, and below his waist are more wooden cupboards and a dishwasher. In the center of the scene, the mother walks to the left, in profile, and carries a small rectangular pan with the aid of two pot holders. In the pan is a cooked piece of meat. She wears sweatpants, a sweatshirt, and furry slippers. To her left is a large wooden table surrounded by four upholstered and high-back chairs. The table sits on a white-speckled rug with fridge at two ends. There are four plates and glasses on the table, as well as a large serving bowl. The father, who wears a long buttoned-down shirt, pants, and sneakers, stands behind one of the chairs and pours a beverage from a large pitcher into the outstretched glass of his young son. The boy wears a sweatshirt, sweatpants, and socks, and is seated on the chair at the table on the left side of the scene. Behind the table, on the back wall, is a large framed artwork that portrays a couple seated at a table in a bar. Their heads are close together, they smile and interlock the fingers of their hands on the table in front of them. To the right of this image on the wall is another framed picture, which portrays a large African sculpture in profile.

Identification and Creation

Object Number
LaToya M. Hobbs, American (Little Rock, Arkansas born 1983)
Scene 3: Dinner Time
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: Carving Out Time
Work Type
Persistent Link


Level 3, Room 3500, Special Exhibitions Gallery
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Physical Descriptions

Woodcut on cotton paper
250.7 × 365.8 cm (98 11/16 × 144 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.r., in graphite: LaToya M Hobbs


Recorded Ownership History
LaToya M. Hobbs, sold; to the Harvard Art Museums, 2022.

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Margaret Fisher Fund
© LaToya M. Hobbs
Accession Year
Object Number
Modern and Contemporary Art

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