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Collection of Perceptions

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Cultures +2 Age Levels Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old), Post-Secondary, Adults

This collection was made as a project for a Bachelors and Liberal Studies course.  The project is an exhibit of different pictures of angels that represent a form of hope in this collection. We know angels as the protectors of the universe and I selected them for this project to represent those who require protection or will require assistance throughout their lives. 

The categories are the Protectors, The Needy, and The Harmed.  The Needy are the images who appear to be silenced by their medical restraints. No-one has noticed their pain.  The Harmed are the pictures that show African American leaders that were assassinated. They were no angels and although the men were critically protected their lack of protection contributed to their death. Those men were not angels. 

The Protectors in this exhibit are the angels that we can and cannot see. The angel images within the rooms we hope and believe them to be within. 

La Purisima Mission Altar

La Purísima Mission CA State Historic Park

The Pergamon Altar

chris miller

Venus de Milo

chris miller

Ziegler Angel [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Lost Angel [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Martin and Malcolm

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Angel with the Flaming Sword, [photomechanical print]

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Angel [painting] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Angel of Dawn [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Model for Kneeling Angel, Kimball Monument [sculpture] / (photographed by De Witt Ward)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Helen Bowen Blair Angel (detail) [sculpture] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Insane Asylum (G)

National Museum of American History

Insane Asylum (A)

National Museum of American History