On View
Visual Arts Gallery
Exhibition
Reckoning: Protest. Defiance. Resilience.
Created by
Thomas, Lava, American, born 1958
Subject of
Adair, Euretta F., American, 1905 - 1990
Date
2018
Medium
Conté crayon and graphite on paper
Dimensions
H x W (Paper): 47 × 33 1/4 in. (119.4 × 84.5 cm)
H x W x D (Frame): 48 1/4 × 34 1/2 × 2 in. (122.6 × 87.6 × 5.1 cm)
Description
A Conté crayon and graphite drawn portrait of a woman, Euretta F. Adair, based on the mug shot taken after her arrest on February 21, 1956 for her role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott. In the portrait, Adair appears from the waist up, holding a number card reading "7070" up in front of her at chest height. She wears a dark V-neck blouse under a grey cardigan jacket with striped edging at the hem and cuffs. She also has round earrings, cat's eye style glasses, a wedding ring, and a short-brimmed hat with a ribbon or ornament on the left side rests on the back of her head. She gazes directly at the viewer.
Place depicted
Mongtomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Portfolio/Series
Mugshot Portraits: Women of the Montgomery Bus Boycott
Classification
Visual Arts
Movement
Civil Rights Movement
Type
drawings
portraits
Topic
Activism
Civil rights
Resistance
Segregation
U.S. History, 1953-1961
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Cheryl and Charles Ward
Object number
2021.55
Restrictions & Rights
© Lava Thomas
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd53b29d4e6-b448-4791-a3a4-feef0b8f1344
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