ART
ARCHITECTURE
& HISTORY
in the Public Realm
Through his Eyes

Artist
Ralph Helmick
Collection
City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs Public Art Program
Dates
  • Installed, 1996
 Podcasts
John Wesley Dobbs - Through His Eyes - Ralph Helmick and City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs Public Art Program
Description
This monument pays tribute to civil right leader John Wesley Dobbs, who was a Grand Master of the Prince Hall Masonic Lodge of Georgia, a leader in voter registration and political thought, and a famous orator who coined the phrase “Sweet Auburn. The “portrait mask” depicting Dobbs is inspired by the 12th century Nigerian life-sculpture tradition, and includes text and quotes inscribed on the interior of the mask, from where Auburn Avenue can be literally viewed “through his eyes.”...
Courtesy of the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs Public Art Program
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Location
John Wesley Dobbs Plaza
Fort St. & Auburn Ave. SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
United States

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