Easter Dress

  • Margaret Strickland, Easter Dress, 2007, inkjet print, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase made possible by David S. Purvis, 2010.13.1, © 2007, Margaret Strickland

Exhibition Label
Margaret Strickland watched closely as her younger sister, Caroline, navigated adolescence in their close-knit Southern family. Her photographs portray a young woman struggling with family expectations and pressure from peers, as well as society’s often overwhelming emphasis on beauty and success. Though they appear to capture candid, everyday moments, Strickland’s photographs are carefully orchestrated, balancing her sister’s gestures and surroundings against the projection of an idealized world.

Close to Home: Photographers and their Families, 2011

Title
Easter Dress
Artist
Date
2007
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
17 x 21 in. (43.2 x 53.3 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase made possible by David S. Purvis

Mediums Description
inkjet print
Classifications
Keywords
  • Ceremony – holiday – Easter
  • Architecture Exterior – detail – door
  • Figure group – male and female
Object Number
2010.13.1
Palette
Linked Open Data
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