Frederick Douglass (Baltimore, MD)

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Title

Frederick Douglass (Baltimore, MD)

Subject

Subject (Topic)
Abolitionists--United States
Freedom
Maryland--History
Middle Atlantic States
Public art
Public sculpture
Resistance
Slavery--Maryland

Subject (Name)
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895

Subject (Object Type)
Commemorative sculpture

Description

The six-foot-tall bronze head of an elder Frederick Douglass is located in the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park in Baltimore’s southeastern waterfront. The textured and rough surface of Robinson’s work creates a sense of movement as light reflects off the uneven surface, highlighting the work’s divots and crests.

Creator

Robinson, Marc Andre, 1972-

Source

Date

Installed: June 2006

Contributor

Living Classrooms Foundation; Steve Zeiger (Zeiger/Snead Architects); and Michael Vergason Landscape Architects - Landscape Architect.

Rights

Living Classrooms Foundation, 802 S. Caroline Street, Baltimore, Maryland, 21231, United States

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Visual Arts-Sculpture

Coverage

Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park, 1417 Thames Street, Baltimore, Maryland, 21231, United States

Has Part

Informational placard adjacent to the work:
Frederick Douglass Sculpture
(logo) Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park A Living Classroom

Frederick Douglass is one of the best-known Americans of the 19th century. Schools, churches and other community buildings across the United States have been named after him. Known for bravery, vision, and insightfulness, Douglas fought for the rights of African Americans and women. He stressed equal rights and economic progress for all Americans.

This bronze sculpture by Marc Andre Robinson, a Maryland Institute College of Art graduate, stands 6 feet tall wide and weighs 1,100 lbs. Mr. Robinson declares, "My ideas for the Frederick Douglass sculpture are meant to reflect collaborative art production and to emphasize the actual process of understanding and making history. The permanence of the bronze will function for the Living Classroom Foundation (and the Douglass-Myers Museum) as a monument to the seriousness of the indelible commitment to Baltimore youth."

(Inscriptions below the images on the information plaque)
Go inside the museum building to see these and other bronze sculptures created by Living Classrooms Crossroads Middle School students, under the guidance of Marc Robinson, sculptor of the Frederick Douglass statue.

Extent

72 in. (182.88 cm.)

Medium

Bronze

Bibliographic Citation

"Frederick Douglass Sculpture." The Historical Marker Database, March 13, 2017. Accessed May 24, 2020, https://www.hmdb.org/m.asp?m=103409.

White, Amy Brecount. "The Driving Forces Behind Maritime Park." Washington Post, October 27, 2006. Accessed May 24, 2020, https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/26/AR2006102600448.html.

Living Classrooms Foundation Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum. Projects, Ziger/Snead Architects, Baltimore. Accessed May 24, 2020, http://www.zigersnead.com/projects/details/living-classrooms-foundation-frederick-douglass-isaac-myers-maritime-park-and-museum/.

Rights Holder

Renée Ater

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Sculpture

Physical Dimensions

72 in. (182.88 cm.)

Citation

Robinson, Marc Andre, 1972-, “Frederick Douglass (Baltimore, MD),” Contemporary Monuments to the Slave Past, accessed May 25, 2020, http://slaverymonuments.org/items/show/1194.

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