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A man singing into a microphone, audience to the right, graffiti on the walls.
Scott Bilby
Others' Laurels
20th century
Gift from the Collection of David S. Rosen MD, MPH
A hexagonal container of white porcelain. Each of six rectangular panels has delicate rendering of figures or plants with blue underglaze. On one panel there is a male figure dancing and playing a drum. On another panel, dancing male figure appears as well. Next to the drumming figure, a pine tree is drawn.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Blue-and-white brush holder with human figures and pine tree
18th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
A figure dressed in a purple robe is playing the flute and another figure dressed to the right is in a yellow robe, wearing a headdress, and holding a fly whisk. They appear to be floating in the clouds. This image seems to be on top of a red paper cutout. 
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Hanging Cash: Two Immortals Lü Dongbin and Han Xiangzi
20th century
Gift of Willard A. and Marybelle B. Hanna

Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Figure of a Female Drummer
18th century
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
Paper size: h 38 1/2cm x w 32 7/10cm. Plate size: h 26 4/5cm x tw 23 3/10cm & bw 23 1/5cm. Image size: h 26cm x tw 22 2/5cm & bw 22 1/2cm.
Jacques Villon (French (culture or style))
Musiciens Chez le Bistro
Gift of Ruth W. and Clarence J. Boldt, Jr.

Achille Devéria (French (culture or style))
Portrait of the Pianist, Henri Herz
Museum Purchase

Herbert Harvey
The Troubadour
1883 – 1928
Gift of Carl Fredric Clarke
The figure is kneeling musician on lotus seat, made of separately carved petals. Below the seat, there is a base, which consists of two lotus-shaped half-sphere, connected up-side-down. The head has two buns, elongated ears, simplified facial parts; the figure wears a pink robe with wide sleeves, holding a sort of instrument with hands.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Celestial Musician (Japanese, Hiten; Sanskrit, Apsara)
670 – 700
Gift of John J. Schloss
A man and a woman amble down the street under a crescent moon. The woman plays a stringed instrument, and a woman on a balcony above leans out to listen. Two small dogs in the street appear to howl up at the moon, perhaps joining in the chorus.
Takahashi Hiroaki
Evening Scene in Tokyo: Strolling Musicians
1900 – 1921
Gift of Millard Pryor in Memory of Mary S. Pryor
A man with and a moustache and scraggly hair visible under a cap sits facing the viewer, a cello cradled between his arms. The lower portion of both the figure and the musical instrument are only summarily indicated; the background consists of passages of rapidly drawn parallel lines.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (North American))
Becquet, one of the "Sixteen Etchings," or the "Thames Set"
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker

Gus Foster
Marching Band, Michigan Stadium
Gift of Mary & Millard Pryor
This image is a vertical full-body portrait of an old man playing his guitar in the street. He wears a hat and coat over his casual suit.
J. Craig Annan (British (modern))
A Blind Musician - Granada
1913 – 1914
Gift of The Morris and Beverly Baker Foundation, in memory of Morris D. Baker, a graduate of The University of Michigan School of Architecture, 1952