11 UMMA Objects
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This mixed media assemblage has a series of see-through panels hanging from a wooden frame with a lightbox at the back. On the hanging panels, there are photographs printed, with a variety of images of buildings, sculpture, and advertising.
Robert Rauschenberg;Gemini G.E.L. (American (North American);American (North American))
Sling-Shots Lit #6
A black and white photograph of a warehouse in Brooklyn. A sign painted on the building advertises coffee, while a man sits outside reading a newspaper.
Berenice Abbott (American (North American))
Warehouse, Water and Dock Streets, Brooklyn
1935 – 1939
Gift of Maxine and Lawrence K. Snider
Figrues stand or sit in a narrow passgeway that leads back in space to a dark entrance, beyond which a brightly lit arched entry is visible. The flanking buildings that form the passageway are not described; the focus is on the scattering of figures and the entryway in the distance.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (North American))
Fleur de Lys Passage
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
Multiple color screenprint of an abstracted industrial landscape. In the foreground is a small strip of land, and in the middle ground are buildings of various geometric shapes and sizes. In the background, the rooflines of the buildings start to blend in and emerge from the cloudy sky.
Charles Sheeler
Architectural Cadences
Gift of the Marvin Felheim Collection
A photograph of an oblique view of a plaster mill in Los Angeles, California. 
Edward Weston (American (North American))
Plaster Works, Los Angeles
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
This is a scene of a city with a road receding into the distance in the center and multi-level buildings and utility poles on either side of it. Dark colors are used throughout the painting.
Zoltan L. Sepeshy (American (North American))
Entrance to Scranton
1930 – 1940
Gift of Mr. Jean Paul Slusser
A horizontal view of a riverside congested with buildings and shipping on both sides. The river recedes to the center right; at the far distance is the billowing smoke of a steam tug and the dome of a distant church. In the foreground are low barges with figures standing or working. Along the lefthand bank are warehouses and other buildings, many with signs indicating that the proprietor makes sails, rope, and other naval implements.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (North American))
Thames Warehouses, One of the 'Sixteen Etchings,' or the 'Thames Set'
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
This plate shows a view of docks, businesses that serve shipping, and numerous ships, some pulled up in dry dock. In the foreground a low boat (a barge or lighter) angles into the space, on which a man in a cap is seated, hands on his knees, looking at the viewer.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (North American))
Eagle Wharf (Tyzac, Whiteley & Co.), One of the 'Sixteen Etchings,' or the 'Tham
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
The curving bank of a river begins at the lower left of the image and sweeps around towards the left. Hugging the water's edge are many wooden buildings of two to five stories in height. At the far left, in the distance, are numerous two- and three-masted ships at anchor. The water at the lower left is open and quiet; a few small boats can be seen; the sky indicates that it is an overcast day.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (North American))
Free Trade Wharf
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
Four spare industrial structures rise at different angles into an empty landscape. On the viewer's right, a scaffolding rises from the lower corner and angles to the left. On the left, another scaffold structure runs from the bottom corner along the left edge. In the middle, a building-like structure rises from the bottom of the composition and leans into the visual space, resting on a long rectangular solid that is draped with a cloth.
Kay Sage
Bounded on the West by the Land Under Water
Gift of the Estate of Kay Sage Tanguy
Photograph of a construction site with numerous cranes, silos, and smokestacks. Three men confer in the lower right.
Dmitri Baltermants (Russian (culture or style))
Building the Komsomolskaya Blast Furnace, Zhdanov City
1939 – 1990
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80