18 UMMA Objects
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Gray silk crepe (repp weave) shot through with metallic threads, with silk and metallic thread embroidered design of figures doing the suzume odori (crow dance) in the rain (suzume odori).  Lining is plain weave silk, white above and gray below.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Formal gray crested kimono with embroidered designs of suzume odori figures dancing in the rain
1970 – 1980
Gift of Howard and Patricia Yamaguchi
Centered on the page in this print are two figures. Both have oranged-tan skin, revealed by their bare chests, arms and legs. At their ankles, there are white bands with gold circles. On the left, the figure wears blue shorts with a wide white waistband. He faces away, on his head there is a headdress in the shape of a horned-deer that faces to the left, attached by a white cloth. The figure holds two yellow disks. On the right, the man wears slightly different draping knickers with a wide-white waist band that has small orange toggles hanging off the front and a white flap off the back. He wears a blue mask with a white, abstracted face painted on. The mask has gold fabric attached at the top and bottom to represent hair and a beard. This right figure holds a small blue box with white design.
Carlos Mérida (Guatemalan)
Danza de los Pascolas y el Venado
1937 – 1939
Museum Purchase
This photograph depicts a creek as it flows through a thickly forested scene. Trees with small white flowers bloom on either side of the creek. 
Ansel Adams (American (North American))
Tenaya Creek, Dogwood, Rain, Yosemite Valley, California
Gift in Honor of Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Lunn, Sr.
In this landscape a misty, meandering river is depicted with two boathouses along its banks. Reeds and other foliage grow lush along the banks, partially obscuring the boathouse in the foreground. Accompanying text is in the upper register.
Chang Ku-nien
Night Rain on the Xiao and Xiang Rivers
1970 – 1992
Gift of Dr. Cheng-Yang and Mrs. Shirley Chang
This four panel folding screen depicts eight crows flying through a rain shower. The birds themselves are naturalistcally depicted, while the rain is suggested through Yosa Buson's use of diagonal strokes of various shades of lighter ink washes. Buson makes use of the three-dimensionality of the screen's folds in his placement of the crows, creating a sense of depth and movement to his subject. 
Yosa Buson (Japanese (culture or style))
Crows Flying Through Rain
18th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
An ink image painted on silk, depicting a buffalo and herd boy standing on the grassy ground on the bottom right. There is a house further back behind among several trees. The bottom and left section is water and most of the top space is left blank.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Returning Herder and Water Buffalo, After Rain
13th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Robert Doisneau
Mr. Barré's Carousel (Le Manège de Monsieur Barré), from "Portfolio of Photographs, 1979"
1955 – 1979
Gift of Carl W. Melcher

Basil Hawkins
After a Spring Rain
Courtesy of the Fine Arts Collection, U.S. General Services Administration, New Deal art project
This photograph depicts a panoramic view of two paths running through a suburban park. In the distance a couple of figures stroll by trees.
Josef Sudek (Czech (culture or style))
Untitled (Pracoviste)
1955 – 1965
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
Rainy scene in a village. There is a bridge in the foreground, with several figures walking across with umbrellas. Houses and mountains appear in the distance.
Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese (culture or style))
Tôto Meisho Series: White Rain on Nihon Bridge (Nihonbashi no shirazame)
1840 – 1841
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
Vertical lines stream downward across the print indicate torrents of rain. Several travelers with umbrallas and straw hats are walking across the bridge over the river. A village alongside the river and mountains are shown in the background.
Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese (culture or style))
FACSIMILE REPRODUCTION: Tôto Meisho Series: White Rain on Nihon Bridge (Nihonbashi no shirazame)
1920 – 1940
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
This work portrays a dynamic, umbrella-studded view of the University of Michigan Diag, based on sketches Saitô made during his trip to Ann Arbor in the fifties.
Saitō Kiyoshi (Japanese (culture or style))
Rain (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
Gift of the artist