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A photograph depicting a man sitting nude on a porch rail with his back turned toward the camera. Bright light filters through leaves on a nearby tree.
John Dugdale
Smile For Your Lover Comes (Stone Ridge, New York)
cyanotype on paper
15 1/4 in x 13 5/16 in x 2 1/4 in (38.74 cm x 33.81 cm x 5.72 cm);15 1/4 in x 13 5/16 in x 2 1/4 in (38.74 cm x 33.81 cm x 5.72 cm)
Museum Purchase made possible by the Harry Denham Trust
A sedan parked in an empty lot on a snowy night is illuminated by a brightly-lit electric Christmas star.
Joel Meyerowitz
JFK Airport, New York City
gelatin silver print on paper
11 in x 14 in (27.94 cm x 35.56 cm);217 1/2 in x 22 1/8 in (552.45 cm x 56.2 cm)
Gift of Selma & Gerald Lotenberg
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 “visible the life within the linen material.” (artist’s statement (2009),
Edda Renouf
acrylic on canvas
16 3/8 x 16 3/16 in. (41.5 x 41 cm)
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 print has rows of stencilled black text in all capital letters on black background. In pencil, the print is signed and dated (l.r.) "Glenn Lignon '92" and numbered (l.l.) "27/45". 
Glenn Ligon
etching, aquatint, spitbite, and sugarlift on Rives BFK paper
25 in x 17 1/4 in (63.5 cm x 43.82 cm);32 3/16 in x 26 3/16 in (81.76 cm x 66.52 cm)
Museum Purchase
The painting depicts a solitary male figure standing along the shore. The thin layers of paint evoke a misty, overcast day with the figure standing perhaps on a tidal flat.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler
Sea and Rain
oil on canvas
30 ½ in x 39 ½ in x 2 9/16 in (77.47 cm x 100.33 cm x 6.51 cm);20 ⅞ in x 28 ⅞ in x 1 in (53.02 cm x 73.34 cm x 2.54 cm);30 ½ in x 39 ½ in x 2 9/16 in (77.47 cm x 100.33 cm x 6.51 cm)
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
A bulbous vessel with narrow mouth and base. The wood is burned and cracked and circled by three gold bands, two of which overlap.<br />
burnt wood vessel with gold
Todd Hoyer
Three Gold Rings, from Ringed Series
eucalyptus, imitation gold leaf
11 7/16 x 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. (29 x 19 x 19 cm);11 7/16 x 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. (29 x 19 x 19 cm)
Gift of Robert M. and Lillian Montalto Bohlen
Max Beckmann
Hunger. No. 4 from the Series of Ten Prints, 'Die Hölle' (Hell).
lithograph on paper
33 ⅞ in x 24 7/16 in (86.04 cm x 62.07 cm);32 1/16 in x 26 1/16 in (81.44 cm x 66.2 cm);27 15/16 in x 26 in (70.96 cm x 66.04 cm);24 ¾ in x 19 ½ in (62.87 cm x 49.53 cm)
Museum Purchase
A foggy landscape with silhouetted trees recedes from the left into the hazy distance and sky. The corners of the images are vignetted and the photograph is toned with tea, giving it a light brown-peach color. 
Sally Mann
gelatin silver print, toned with tea, on paper
30 in x 38 in (76.2 cm x 96.5 cm);32 in x 40 in (81.28 cm x 101.6 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by Myron and Bobbie Levine
This installation is composed of a group of gelatin silver prints that are hung on the wall with sixty-four light bulbs strung throughout, a web of hanging electric cables connecting them.  In the center hang three larger photos of young people's faces. Above each and below the center image are smaller versions of similar portrait photographs. Four of these smaller photos are also arranged in the line of the large photographs, one on each end, and two separating the larger pictures.  
Christian Boltanski
Monument to the Lycée Chases
gelatin silver prints, electric cables, and light bulbs
118 ⅛ in x 78 ¾ in (300.04 cm x 200.02 cm);118 ⅛ in x 78 ¾ in (300.04 cm x 200.02 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by the W. Hawkins Ferry Fund and anonymous individual benefactors
Antique- and aged-looking photograph of a dreamy, perhaps nocturnal, landscape. In the foreground, a massive tree rises up into the hazy night, and trees recede into the distance. White pock marks give the whole scene, sky and land, an ethereal starry look.
Sally Mann
Untitled (Manassas #25)
varnished gelatin silver print on paper
40 in x 50 in (101.6 cm x 127 cm);40 1/2 in x 50 5/8 in (102.87 cm x 128.59 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by the W. Hawkins Ferry Fund
A blurred image of a nude figure bending forward, the arms nearly reaching the ground.
Bill Jacobson
Song of Sentient Beings #1612
gelatin silver print on paper
36 in x 28 in (91.4 cm x 71.1 cm);36 in x 28 in (91.4 cm x 71.1 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by the W. Hawkins Ferry Fund
The image depicts a two-doored red cabinet, outlined in thick black lines. It has a light blue handle on each door. The print is signed and editioned in pencil (l.r.) "Patrick Caulfield AP".
Patrick Caulfield
We wanted to bleed with silence
screenprint on paper
16 1/8 in x 14 3/16 in (41 cm x 36 cm);24 in x 22 1/16 in (61 cm x 56 cm)
Gift of Jack A. and Noreen Rounick


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73 Collection Object Sources

Continuous (2008/2.255)
Untitled (1993/2.13.3)
Sea and Rain (1955/1.89)
Untitled (2003/1.365)
Cape Cod (1990/2.31)
Mother© (1985/2.19)
A Lie (1985/2.18)
Night Shadows (1983/1.146)
In Prison (2000/2.224)
Michigan Worker (2004/1.153)
Untitled (1990/1.226)
Untitled (1990/1.224)
Hiroshima Series (1997/1.533.6)
Rhyolite, Nevada (2012/1.244)
Ice House (2012/2.2)
Stoa (1984/2.58.6)
Stadium (1984/2.58.5)
Sanctuary (1984/2.58.3)
La Ventanita (2011/2.103)
Heavy Burden (1985/1.125.7)
Palimpsest - II (2007/1.89)
New York (1990/2.54)
El Cafecito (2011/2.112)
Los Toldos (2011/2.119)
La Casita Azul (2011/2.72)
Bay Sky (2014/2.264)
Petra, Jordan (2014/2.318)
Untitled (2014/2.134)
Peering Over (2014/2.244)
Untitled (2014/2.121)
Grand Cayman (2015/2.114)
Puglia (2015/2.116)
Untitled (2016/2.196)
Lost (2016/2.253)

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