Music Rack

  • Richard R. John, Music Rack, 1975, black walnut and ebony, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1975.171

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Richard R. John's Music Rack was featured in the Renwick Gallery's 1975 Craft Multiples exhibition, which highlighted the work of production craftsmen who each created ten utilitarian objects using traditional techniques. Music Rack is a modern design, yet is reminiscent of the simple, organic forms used during the Arts and Crafts Movement at the turn of the twentieth century. The stand's curved body and rounded feet highlight the grain of the black walnut, and ebony prongs recall the musical notes found in the sheet music it is intended to hold.

Title
Music Rack
Artist
Date
1975
On View
Dimensions
44 x 19 1/2 x 12 3/4 in. (111.0 x 49.0 x 32.0 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase

Mediums
Mediums Description
black walnut and ebony
Classifications
Object Number
1975.171
Palette
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