John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
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Art on Sunday: Reader Request Month special edition

Behold! I am about to do a new thing. Normally I post lists on weekdays, poems on Saturday, and works of art on Sunday. For the duration of Reader Request Month, however, I'll be posting a list every day, unless I decide to fulfill that request with a poem or a work of art. Yesterday, for example, I used a list to fulfill spidey_88's request, so I posted a poem too. But if I'd decided to fulfill her request with a poem — "Oh Curry! My Curry!" — I wouldn't have posted a list. Got it? Good.

So anyway, when I randomized the list of requests and saw that thewalnut's request to see Baltimore mentioned in a post happened to fall on a Sunday, I decided that I would fulfill her request with an art post. I reasoned that it would be easy to find an appropriate work of art featuring that fine city. And, I was right. I found in the online collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum a whopping 220 works with the word Baltimore in the title. I had so many options that I decided to do an Art on Sunday post in the form of a list of ten things. The pictures are behind the cut; click on the image to see a larger version.

Ten selections from the East Baltimore Documentary Survey Project photography collection at the Smithsonian American Art Museum:

  1. Joan Clark Netherwood (born 1932)
    East Baltimore Documentary Survey Project, ca. 1975
    gelatin silver print

    Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
     
  2. Elinor Cahn (born 1925)
    East Baltimore Documentary Survey Project, ca. 1975
    gelatin silver print

    Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
     
  3. Joan Clark Netherwood
    East Baltimore Documentary Survey Project, ca. 1975
    gelatin silver print

    Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
     
  4. Elinor Cahn
    East Baltimore Documentary Survey Project, ca. 1975
    gelatin silver print

    Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
     
  5. Linda Rich (born 1949)
    East Baltimore Documentary Survey Project, ca. 1975
    gelatin silver print

    Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
     
  6. Linda Rich
    East Baltimore Documentary Survey Project, ca. 1975
    gelatin silver print

    Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
     
  7. Elinor Cahn
    East Baltimore Documentary Survey Project, ca. 1975
    gelatin silver print

    Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
     
  8. Joan Clark Netherwood
    East Baltimore Documentary Survey Project, ca. 1975
    gelatin silver print

    Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
     
  9. Elinor Cahn
    Art Circus Participants, Patterson Park, from the East Baltimore Documentary Survey Project, 1978
    gelatin silver print

    Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
     
  10. Linda Rich
    East Baltimore Documentary Survey Project, ca. 1975
    gelatin silver print

    Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
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