Swing Low: Harriet Tubman Memorial
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- Created by
- Alison Saar, American, born 1956
- Subject of
- Harriet Tubman, American, 1822 - 1913
- A bronze maquette for the Harriet Tubman memorial monument. The maquette portrays Tubman walking forward while trailing behind her are roots extending from the ground. On the surface of her skirt are individual faces along with locks and keys. Tubman stands on a small platform set atop a rock-like surface. Along the edge of the platform are small squares resembling quilt blocks. Set in an alternating pattern, each block depicts either geometric design or a small vignette, such as a male and female figure with an angel, a female figure chopping wood, and a male and female figure holding hands.
- Credit Line
- Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Mimi and Werner Wolfen.
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- Restrictions & Rights
- © 2007 Alison Saar
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- H x W x D: 22 1/2 × 12 × 24 in. (57.2 × 30.5 × 61 cm)
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- National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
- Visual Arts
- Reckoning: Protest. Defiance. Resilience.
- On View
- NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 052
- National Museum of African American History and Culture
- African American
- U.S. History, Civil War, 1861-1865
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