In the Beginning, from the portfolio The Creation

  • Pyramid Atlantic, Tim Rollins and K.O.S., Tim Rollins, Matthew Michel, In the Beginning, from the portfolio The Creation, 2004, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Anne and Ronald Abramson, 2008.37.1.2

Exhibition Label
Tim Rollins founded the artist collective K.O.S. (Kids of Survival) in New York in 1982 with a group of children from his neighborhood in the South Bronx. Working together with a changing group of “underachieving” students, Rollins has directed numerous art projects that foster collective creativity. Working with at-risk area kids participating in the Pyramid Atlantic workshop’s visual literacy program in Silver Spring, Maryland, Rollins chose Franz Josef Haydn’s oratorio, The Creation, to be their source of inspiration. As they listened to the music, the group made drawings and prints and contemplated the beginning of the universe, moving from the void to the primal and momentous appearance of light and the ensuing emergence of heaven, earth, celestial bodies, land, sea, plants, and animals. Each of the prints embodies one of the seven days of creation.

Multiplicity, 2011

Title
In the Beginning, from the portfolio The Creation
Artists
Pyramid Atlantic (Publisher)
Date
2004
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
21 1/2 x 15 in. (54.6 x 38.1 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Anne and Ronald Abramson

Classifications
Keywords
  • Object – written matter – sheet music
  • Religion – Old Testament – Creation
Object Number
2008.37.1.2
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