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Lost & Found: Edmonia Lewis's Cleopatra

June 7, 1996 – April 14, 1997

The Death of Cleopatra, Edmonia Lewis, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Historical Society of Forest Park, Illinois

Lost & Found: Edmonia Lewis's Cleopatra

Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th and G Streets, NW
Washington, DC
3rd Floor, Gallery 3-D

This exhibition features the long-missing, 2-ton marble sculpture The Death of Cleopatra by this African American artist. This sculpture was first exhibited at the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition in 1876, and was recently discovered in a Chicago suburb and restored.

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