Collection Artwork
Dario Robleto (born San Antonio, Texas, 1972)
Falsetto Can Be A Weapon
2001
Arrow: melted and carved vinyl record of The Carpenter’s “Hurting Each Other,” carved wood, turkey feathers, sinew
Spears: hand-carved fossilized mammoth ivory, each tip laced with melted vinyl record from Tammy Wynette’s “Stand By Your Man,” carved driftwood, leather pouch, twine
Boomerang: melted and carved vinyl record of Jan and Dean’s “Dead Man’s Curve”
Hand knife: melted and carved vinyl record of Loretta Lynn’s “The Pill,” carved antler, sinew
Tomahawk: melted and carved vinyl record of Roberta Flack’s “Killing Me Softly with His Song,” wood, beads, fur, teeth, hair, sinew
overall (frame) size: 27 1/2 x 32 1/2 x 3 1/4 in.
Gift of Peter Norton
2014.7.19

Ongoing Research

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The World According to the
Newest and Most Exact Observations: Mapping Art and Science
Exhibition
Dario Robleto on Sampling & Manipulating Objects into Art
Interview
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Pattern by Fiona McLaughlin ’20
Inspired by the exhibition Opener 28 - Erika Verzutti: Mineral
The Tang Pattern Project celebrates the Museum’s 20th anniversary. Organized by Head of Design Jean Tschanz-Egger, past and current Tang Design Interns created patterns inspired by the Museum’s exhibition and event history.