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Barbara Morgan (American (North American))
Martha Graham in 'War Theme'
Gift of the Willard and Barbara Morgan Archives

Barbara Morgan (American (North American))
Merce Cunningham in 'Root of the Unfocus'
Museum Purchase

Barbara Morgan (American (North American))
Martha Graham in 'Death and Entrances'
Gift of the Willard and Barbara Morgan Archives

Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French (culture or style))
Dance in the Country (La danse á la Campagne)
1885 – 1895
Museum Purchase

Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Dance costume (thigh cover)
1915 – 1925
Gift of Al and Margaret Coudron
A man and woman embrace in center; the man appears in a dress coat, the woman in a very large hat. She looks out at the viewer, while the man's head is turned to the left. Near the woman's left elbow is the outline of a suggested figure; another embracing couple is outlined to the right. The smaller figures suggest a perspective and size to the space, only suggested through brief lines and indistinct objects on the left. Artist's sketch from life; Kirchner developed a rapid, stroke-oriented (as opposed to detail-oriented) sketch style when out in the world.
Ernst Kirchner
Dancing Couple (Dodo and Partner)
Gift of the Ernst Pulgram and Frances McSparran Collection
This western Luba <em>kifwebe</em> (plural, <em>bifwebe</em>), a striated mask with parallel grooves, has a rectangular, box-like form. A dense raffia fiber beard has been tightly bound around the carved wooden face. The mask was crowned by a black and white cock feather headdress (now lost due to damage) that perfectly matched the black and white striations. The vertical and arching lines suggest the mask derives from the Manono region, yet the black and white coloring indicates it originates further northwest in the Kabalo area. Moreover, the mask possesses many stylistic features of Songye <em>bifwebe</em> including the stylization of the eyes, mouth, and saggital crest; however, this mask’s cubic shape makes it markedly different from Songye ones. Here, the mouth protrudes with square, pursed lips, the eyes appear as horizontal slits with slightly overhanging eyebrows, the crest extends from the forehead eventually forming the nose, and the chin is flat and wide. Faint traces of white clay (kaolin) appear
Luba (Luba (culture or style))
1935 – 1945
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern

Barbara Morgan (American (North American))
Erick Hawkins in 'El Penitente'
Gift of the Willard and Barbara Morgan Archives

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Netsuke of dancing islander with ball
1775 – 1825
Museum purchase made possible by a gift of Mrs. Ruth Sinsheimer and others, in memory of Joseph E. Sinsheimer, Professor of Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Toxicology, The University of Michigan

Albert Kahn (American (North American))
Font in Museum at Bruges
Transferred from the College of Architecture and Design, 1972—Gift of the Family of Albert Kahn: through Dr. Edgar A. Kahn; Mrs. Barnett Malbin; Mrs. Martin L. Butzel

Barbara Morgan (American (North American))
Valerie Bettis
Gift of the Willard and Barbara Morgan Archives

Senufo (Senufo (culture or style))
Dance cap
1915 – 1925
Gift of Meryl Pinsof-Platt