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Aspiration
Aspiration
Artist:
Date:
1936
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Oil On Canvas
Dimensions:
60 x 60 in. (152.4 x 152.4 cm); Frame: 70 5/16 x 70 5/16 x 2 3/4 in. (178.6 x 178.6 x 7 cm)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
North America
Provenance:

Commissioned for the Negro Hall of Life, at the Texas Centennial Exposition, 1936
{Possibly Wiley College, Marshall, Tex.}
Thurlow Evans Tibbs, Jr. (1952–1997), Washington, D.C., {by 1987}–until Jan. 1997
Estate of Thurlow E. Tibbs, Jr., 1997
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 11 Dec.1997

Accession Number:
1997.84
Acquisition Date:
1997-12-11
Credit Line:

Museum purchase, the estate of Thurlow E. Tibbs Jr., the Museum Society Auxiliary, American Art Trust Fund, Unrestricted Art Trust Fund, partial gift of Dr. Ernest A. Bates, Sharon Bell, Jo-Ann Beverly, Barbara Carleton, Dr. And Mrs. Arthur H. Coleman, Dr. and Mrs. Coyness Ennix, Jr., Nicole Y. Ennix, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Francois, Dennis L. Franklin, Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell C. Gillette, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Goodyear, Zuretti L. Goosby, Marion E. Greene, Mrs. Vivian S. W. Hambrick, Laurie Gibbs Harris, Arlene Hollis, Louis A. and Letha Jeanpierre, Daniel and Jackie Johnson, Jr., Stephen L. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lathan, Lewis & Ribbs Mortuary Garden Chapel, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Love, Glenn R. Nance, Mr. and Mrs. Harry S. Parker III, Mr. and Mrs. Carr T. Preston, Fannie Preston, Pamela R. Ransom, Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin F. Reed, San Francisco Black Chamber of Commerce, San Francisco Chapter of Links, Inc., San Francisco Chapter of the N.A.A.C.P., Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Dr. Ella Mae Simmons, Mr. Calvin R. Swinson, Joseph B. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred S. Wilsey, and the people of the Bay Area

Exhibition History:

Aaron Douglas: African American Modernist
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Opening date:8/16/07
Closing date:11/30/08
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Spencer Museum of Art: 8/16/07 to 12/2/07
Frist Center for the Visual Arts: 1/19/08 to 4/13/08
Smithsonian American Art Museum: 5/9/08 to 8/3/08
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture: 8/30/08 to 11/30/08
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Contemporaneous Works “Art from the same century and country”