Turning Uncle Tom’s Cabin upside down, Alison Saar’s Topsy


Jason and the Golden Fleece and the American anti-Slavery novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin combine to upend our own contemporary myths

Alison Saar, Topsy and the Golden Fleece, 2017, wood, tar, steel, ceiling tin, wire, acrylic paint and gold leaf, 35-1/2 x 11-1/2 x-8 1/2 inches (Toledo Museum of Art, ©Alison Saar)

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This sculpture at the museum

Cite this page as: Dr. Halona Norton-Westbrook, Toledo Museum of Art and Dr. Beth Harris, "Turning Uncle Tom’s Cabin upside down, Alison Saar’s Topsy," in Smarthistory, April 9, 2019, accessed March 30, 2020, https://smarthistory.org/saar-topsy/.