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Trails and Trials: A Century’s Journey to a Dream

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Trails and Trials: A Century’s Journey to a Dream

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Roberto Lugo (American, born 1981), designer and maker

Date

2016-2017

Medium

Porcelain, china paint, and gold luster

Accession #

2016.207

Dimensions

22 1/2 x 12 x 12 [approximate]

Location

On View - Wieland Pavilion, Skyway, Gallery 421

Description

Artist Roberto Lugo reimagined the High’s iconic Century Vase (1876), currently on view in the American art galleries, as a contemporary work with regional associations. Using a similar form and motifs to those of the Century Vase, Lugo chose important people and moments in Atlanta’s history to spur conversations among viewers. The figures of Martin Luther King Jr., Jimmy Carter, and André 3000 represent Atlanta’s roles in civil rights, social justice, and popular culture, respectively.

Credit

Purchase with funds from the Decorative Arts Acquisition Endowment

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