The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Like many American artists of the 19th century, our #WomanCrushWednesday Edmonia Lewis—born July 4, 1844—traveled abroad to work in Italy. Her multiracial identity as a woman of African American and Native American (Anishinaabe/Ojibwe) descent was formative in her selection of subjects.⁣⁣
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Between 1866 and 1872, she completed a series of marble sculptures on the popular theme of Hiawatha and Minnehaha, drawn from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s 1855 epic poem "The Song of Hiawatha." These cabinet-sized busts represent the star-crossed lovers from once-warring nations (Anishinaabe and Dakota) and blend an idealized treatment of form with Native American dress and accessories.⁣⁣
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🎨 Edmonia Lewis (American, 1844–1907). Hiawatha, 1868; Minnehaha, 1868. Marble. metamericanwing #5WomenArtists⁣⁣
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[Image descriptions: Two white marble busts of a male and female wearing Native American dress and accessories.]

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