Dr. Smith made hundreds of figural sculptures memorializing historical figures, community members, and celebrities, and depicting the tragedies and triumphs of the African American experience.
The Arts Center draws from its renowned collection of artist-built environments to present a collection of more than 150 works by Dr. Charles Smith, most of which have not been on view since the dismantling of his Aurora, Illinois, environment in 1999.Explore this Exhibition
This exhibition is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. Funding was also provided by the Kohler Trust for the Arts and Education, Kohler Foundation, Inc., and the Frederic Cornell Kohler Charitable Trust. The Arts Center thanks its many members for their support of exhibitions and programs through the year.