The Carleton Art Collection brings together works of renowned modern artists including Pablo Picasso, Jacques Lipchitz and Jackson Pollock, and contemporary figures Miriam Schapiro, Kiki Smith, Donald Judd and others.
The collection, mostly acquired through gifts, features artists who address issues from the purely artistic and personal to the political. Works in media from painting, prints, and sketches to sculptures and the decorative arts highlight the political, economic, and cross-cultural discourses that inform the visual arts in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Description and image selection by Michelle Abecasis ’13
Helga Gamboa, Angolan
Servitude II, 2008
Earthenware, burnished; tin-glazed with decals
Gift of the artist
Gamboa, born in Africa and now resident in the United Kingdom, engages with the complex histories of tribal traditions, colonialism, and civil war in her native Angola.