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A woman dances in the middle of a room with musicians and observers seated behind her and two standing on a balcony. 
Max Slevogt (German (culture or style))
1904 – 1905
Museum Purchase

Pavel Tchelitchew
Circus Rider
Gift of Jean Paul Slusser
<p>Interior composition with male and female dancers positioned at center with seated female at lower left, standing male on crutches at right and a group of birds in the leftmost background.</p>
Max Beckmann (German (culture or style))
Begin the Beguine
Museum Purchase
This is an abstract face of a figure looking to the right. The head is divided into compartments of varying textures by several straight lines. There are piano keys are on the left side of the head, and a cigarette at top left.&nbsp;
Sargent Claude Johnson (American (North American))
Lenox Avenue
Allocated by the U.S. Government Commissioned through the New Deal art projects

Carlo Bononi (Italian (culture or style))
Allegory of Ancient and Modern Poetry
1590 – 1632
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
The circular room’s ceiling is painted with a sky motif populated by cupids; the room also features ornamental mouldings above four windows that depict musical instruments, and busts on pedestals are placed between the windows. A large number of well-dressed men and women sit while a group of musicians in the center of the room perform on a piano, flutes, cellos, a harp, and other stringed instruments. The print is framed by an ornamental border, and a stretch of tasseled fabric below the scene contains a title and a coat of arms.
Le Concert / Au Madame la Comtesse de Saint Brisson
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
Photolithographic print with a large black rectangle, almost centered top to bottom, with a grid of small colorful square scenes and accompanying text. To the bottom left there are four segments of the grid missing with a larger white rectange with black on the interior. Inside the rectangle there is a circle with an abstracted image of a triangular object. The images of the grid are, for the most part, cartoon characters with accompanying alphabetical letters.
Sir Eduardo Paolozzi (British (modern))
The Impossible Dream...It's all the same
1965 – 1970
Gift of Professor Diane M. Kirkpatrick
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
Several thin coats of blue-gray acrylic paint have been applied to primed linen canvas whose weave was altered by removing threads at more or less regular intervals. She then carefully sanded down the paint to highlight the new texture and make &ldquo;visible the life within the linen material.&rdquo; (artist&rsquo;s statement (2009), http://www.eddarenouf.com/Statement.html)
Edda Renouf
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
This photolithographic print in pink, red, orange and yellow is made of four main parts. A series of patterns from stripes at the top to small to tiny polka dots at the bottom make up the background. The stripes are in all the colors of the print, where the dots are only in orange and red. At the top left, there are a series of fragments of geometric scenes. In the bottom left, in orange, red and yellow, there is a bird, likely a parakeet. Then to the right at the bottom, there are two photographs of white men. On the right, there is a photograph of an older man with one pair of prescription glasses on and a pair of sunglasses resting on his forehead with the text below that reads: "<em>Stravinsky: Restoration and adaptation</em> / librettos ('Moses und Aron,' 'Die Glückliche Hand,' 'Die Jacobsleiter,' 'Les Noces,' 'Renard'). / 9. Each of us worked with concreteness of sound, unlike the last Webern where choice of sound seems to be a final stage." On the left, there is a man in three-quarter view with sholder
Sir Eduardo Paolozzi (British (modern))
Cary Grant as a male war bride
1965 – 1970
Gift of Professor Diane M. Kirkpatrick
Two women clad in flowing robes sit beneath a curved colonnade at the center of this delicately painted scene. The woman on the left, wearing a blue mantle, holds a lyre in her right hand and leans toward her companion, who holds open a musical score on her lap to which she points with her right hand. Books are piled on the steps next to the woman on the left and a putto sits next to her with a scroll unrolled across his lap. A second putto stands next to the other seated woman and plays a viol. A winged putto hovers over the heads of the two women, holding a small trumpet in his left hand and a laurel crown in his right, which he is about to place on the head of the woman with the lyre. Two bust-length portraits of men in oval frames wreathed with laurel hang from the columns in the background.
Charles Joseph Natoire
L'Alliance de la Poésie et de la Musique (The Alliance of Poetry and Music)
1741 – 1751
Museum purchase made possible by the George Green Fund

Marc Chagall (Belorussian (culture or style))
Musical Clown
Gift of the Marvin Felheim Collection