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Black and white drawing of organic forms vaguely resembling human figures flowing into one another in a room-like space. On the right hand side of the grouping stands the most recognizably humanoid figure.
Arshile Gorky (American (North American))
Study for 'Image in Xhorkom'
1931 – 1941
Gift of Mrs. Florence L. Stol
A published book containing text, prints and drawings. The cover is pale blue with a white pattern of a plant. On the title page, the artist dedicated and signed the book in black ink: "April 12, 2007 / given to the University of / Michigan Museum of Art / to recognize the contribution / of James Christen Steward. / Michele Oka Doner".
Michele Oka Doner (American (North American))
Gift of the artist

Michele Oka Doner (American (North American))
Anonymous gift
This is a preparatory drawing of a group of putti that form part of the painted decoration of the dome of Florence cathedral. The most striking figures are the putti in the upper corners of the drawing who support an architectural cornice and a pair of putto that appear between them. One of these putti holds a shirt and his companion holds three dice. Myriad other putti are rendered more lightly to give the impression that they are positioned in the background.
Federico Zuccaro
Study for the Last Judgement in the Dome of Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence
1571 – 1581
Museum Purchase

Fritz Wotruba (Austrian)
1907 – 1975
Gift of the Marvin Felheim Collection
A drawing of a woman standing in a green dress with a black and white scarf draped over her left shoulder.  She stands in front of a chair with black and white checked pattern, her left arm bent at her waist.  The image is outlined in black.
Fernand Léger (French (culture or style))
Etude pour le Portrait de Mme D.
Gift of Gilbert M. Frimet
A preparatory drawing squared for transfer depicting nude and classically draped figures in various poses in an outdoor setting before an altar.
French (French (culture or style))
Death of Priam
1790 – 1800
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
This print includes three seperate images and text.  At the top is a sketch in black ink of the Museum of Modern Art, wrapped in textile, with buildings behind it.  Below is a map of the area in NYC around MoMA and a photograph of MoMA, unwrapped. Handwritten labels and notes are included.
Christo;Jeanne-Claude (American (North American);Bulgarian (culture or style);French (culture or style))
The Museum of Modern Art, Wrapped (Rear), Project for New York
1968 – 1971
Gift of the Marvin Felheim Collection
This drawing depicts two groups of figures. A darker, more heavily shadowed group that includes a prominent standing figure appears in the lower right corner. A second group of seated figures, more lightly drawn, appear in the upper left.
Sir William Orpen (British (modern))
Study for the Play Scene from Hamlet
1898 – 1899
Joseph F. McCrindle Collection
This drawing shows a few musical instruments abstracted in a cubist way. The largest and central instrument seems to be a guitar while below and to the left, behind the guitar, there seems to be a flute-like piece.
Jacques Lipchitz (French (culture or style))
Still Life with Musical Instruments (Study for a Bas-Relief)
The Florence L. Stol Collection
Pencil drawing of a flower enveloping a figure.
Marc Quinn (British (modern))
Study for the Great Escape
Gift of Leonard Rosenberg
Study for a portrait of the Vogels, with Herbert in the foreground and Dorothy visible behind him to the left. Line drawing in pencil with erasure marks. The portrait is sketched out in a square drawn on the sheet, and signed in the lower right corner. Notes to himself include: “Dot & Herb position?” (lower left corner), “proportion & lining up of the chins, eyes” (upper right corner).
Will Barnet
Study for the Collectors
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