Mare Imbrium

  • Nancy Grossman, Mare Imbrium, 1981-1982, paper, aniline dyes, ink, and graphite on board, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation, 1985.30.20, © 1982, Nancy Grossman

Exhibition Label
Mare Imbrium, Latin for “sea of showers,” is the name of a huge crater on the moon caused by a meteor hitting the lunar surface some 3.8 billion years ago. A patchwork of stained and pasted bits of paper, the surface of Grossman’s collage captures the earth-bound view of light and shadows that cross the ancient “ocean.”


Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection, 2014
Title
Mare Imbrium
Artist
Date
1981-1982
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
sheet: 47 1/2 x 60 1/8 in. (120.5 x 152.6 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation

Mediums
Mediums Description
paper, aniline dyes, ink, and graphite on board
Keywords
  • Abstract
Object Number
1985.30.20
Palette
Linked Open Data
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