Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

So the tennis team left today for nationals in Georgia. I’ve been in the Atlanta airport before but I don’t think I really looked around. However, today, while walking to baggage claim (a reallllllyyyy long walk may I add) there was a section dealing with African art, specifically Zimbabwean art. It was interesting to see that most of the artwork (sculptures) were of people: mostly of mother-like figures holding at least one child. The sculptures were located in the middle of two walkways. Not only that, but there were blown-up photographs of things we stereotypically associate with Africa lining the walls: leopards, elephants, giraffes, tribal masks, face paint. It was a little crazy to see all this in the airport and then see that certain stereotypes are being reinforced. Here are some pictures I found on the Internet of the Zimbabwean sculptures in the airport.

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One Response

  1. Are any of these sculptures available for purchase ?
    Do you have a catalog of the various pieces?
    Thank you

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