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Antonio Frasconi (American (North American))
Don Quixote and Rosinante
Museum Purchase
A black and white silkscreen lettering of a dove with its right wing outstretched, neck turned. The bird's beak is a brilliant shade of orange. There is a poem titled, "I Think Continually of Those Who Were Truly Great." below the dove, and names of various people above the dove. The poem was written by Stephen Spender.
Ben Shahn (American (North American))
I Think Continually of Those Who Were Truly Great
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins
A group of armed men struggles in a landscape while a helmeted female figure hovers on a cloud above them and points to a distant city that lies across an expanse of water. A man at the left with a green cuirass and cloth knotted about his waist and neck stands apart from the combatants and looks up toward the gesturing woman. Behind him appears a row of sword-wielding men locked in combat, with several casualties lying at their feet. On a hillock in the background a pair of oxen, an orange-gold colored sheep, and a winged dragon may be discerned.
Jason Sowing the Dragon's Teeth
1557 – 1600
Gift of Dr. Cecile L. Fusfeld
Upper left corner of paper is folded over. Print was cut at frame-line and to include the below text. Paper size: lh 19 1/2cm & rh 19 3/5cm x w 25 1/5cm. Image size: h 18 1/2cm x w 25 1/5cm.
Claude Lorrain (French (culture or style))
Apollo Obeying Time
Gift of Ruth W. and Clarence J. Boldt, Jr.
A photograph of a female head made of pasta and marinara sauce printed on a porcelain plate. On verso, the plate is numbered "39;" it is labeled part of "The Peter Norton Family Christmas Project" and dated 1999; the manufacturer is labeled "Made in Bernardaud in Limoges, France;" and, below, it reads "Lead Free Dishwasher Safe."
Vik Muniz (American (North American))
Untitled (Medusa Marinara)
Gift of the Peter Norton Family Foundation

Gerhard Marcks
Orpheus Series. No. 4: Orpheus and Eurydice
Museum Purchase
A winged figure draped in a toga has descended upon a non-winged figure and is attempting to bind.  The non-winged nude figure has their hands behind their back and with one knee bent and the other leg extended, submits to the winged figure.  Both figures do not have any facial features.
Ben Shahn (American (North American))
1898 – 1969
Given by Bruce Henry, LSA Class of 1948
This small bust-length figure represents a mustached satyr turning his head toward his left. He wears an animal skin tied at his right shoulder over his bare chest. The liquid character of the cast bronze admirably captures the rippling muscles of the satyr's chest and the flowing curls of his hair and the animal pelt.
Massimiliano Soldani Benzi
Bust of a Satyr
1690 – 1700
Gift of Anonymous Donors for The Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial Collection
Diptych of two square sheets of paper printed with words and lines. Left: Four lines along the diagonal divide the sheet into four triangles. The lines do not intersect in the middle, and stop just short of the corner of the paper. On each line are two words, one right side up, the other upside down. The “pairs” are (from center out, clockwise from top left): inner/ most; obtain/ clarity; come/ startle; replace/ toward. Right: A square is printed just inside the edges of the sheet. On each line are two words, one right side up, the other upside down. The “pairs” are (from top, left to right): lure/ handle; never/ given; random/ roam; diminish/ scale.
Robert Barry
The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States, a joint initiative of the Trustees of the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection and the Nation Gallery of Art, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute for Museum and Library Services
In this painting, a mischievous demon is depicted in priest’s garb begging for alms.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Ôtsu-e: Demon soliciting alms (Oni no nembutsu)
18th century
Museum purchase for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection
Green mountains create the edge of a river.  Red flowers grow on the hill framing the scene in the right corner, and two boats sail the waters below.  In the upper center of the painting is calligraphic text.
Chang Ku-nien
In the Spirit of Li Bai's Poetry
Gift of Dr. Cheng-Yang and Mrs. Shirley Chang