Singing Head

Elizabeth Catlett, Singing Head, 1980, black Mexican marble, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1989.52
Copied Elizabeth Catlett, Singing Head, 1980, black Mexican marble, 169 1212 in. (40.724.230.5 cm.), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1989.52

Artwork Details

Title
Singing Head
Date
1980
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
169 1212 in. (40.724.230.5 cm.)
Credit Line
Museum purchase
Mediums
Mediums Description
black Mexican marble
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure — head
Object Number
1989.52

Exhibitions

Media - 1967.129 - SAAM-1967.129_1 - 65164
Artist to Artist
October 1, 2021May 18, 2025
Artist to Artist features paired artworks, each representing two figures whose trajectories intersected at a creatively crucial moment, whether as student and teacher, professional allies, or friends.

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