Sojourner (Sacramento, CA)

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Title

Sojourner (Sacramento, CA)

Subject

Subject (Topic)
Antislavery movements--United States
Women's Suffrage
Subject (Name)
Truth, Sojourner, (c. 1797 – November 26, 1883)
Subject (Object Type)
Commemorative sculpture

Description

Unlike many sculptural representations of Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Catlett’s work is geometrized and slightly abstracted. Truth is shown with her arms crossed at her chest as she tilts her head skyward, her eyes closed. The flared skirt of her form-fitting dress adds to the work's sense of upward movement. The stone is polished smooth, save for Truth’s hair, which, although abstracted, is shown uncovered in cropped curls.

Creator

Catlett, Elizabeth, 1919-2012

Date

1999

Contributor

City of Sacramento; Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission

Relation

To learn more about the history of this work, click here.

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Visual Arts-Sculpture

Coverage

Originally located at the Sacramento Convention Center (1400 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814), in 2013 it was vandalized and moved to the Crocker Art Museum (215 O Street, Sacramento, CA).

Extent

7'

Medium

Mexican Limestone

Bibliographic Citation

""Sojourner", by Elizabeth Catlett." Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission. Accessed Nov. 4, 2019: http://www.sacmetroarts.org/Programs/Public-Art/Public-Art-Collection/Maintenance-Projects/Sojourner

Rights Holder

Renée Ater

Citation

Catlett, Elizabeth, 1919-2012, “Sojourner (Sacramento, CA),” Contemporary Monuments to the Slave Past, accessed August 10, 2020, https://www.slaverymonuments.org/items/show/1200.

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