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Malcolm X #3
Malcolm X #3, 1969
Barbara Chase-Riboud, American
Polished bronze, rayon, and cotton
8 feet 6 1/2 inches × 3 feet 1 inches × 2 feet 8 inches (260.4 × 94 × 81.3 cm)
125th Anniversary Acquisition. Purchased with funds contributed by Regina and Ragan A. Henry, and with funds raised in honor of the 125th Anniversary of the Museum and in celebration of African American art, 2001
2001-92-1
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Looking Questions

  • Is this sculpture, titled Malcolm X, No. 3, realistic or abstract? Why?
  • What materials did the artist, Barbara Chase-Riboud, use?
  • What words would you choose to describe the top section? The lower section?
  • Chase-Riboud could have made a recognizable image of Malcolm X. Why do you think she made an abstract sculpture instead?
  • What does this sculpture tell us about Malcolm X?
 

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