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W13 Jones - AAS 336 / WOMENSTD 336 - Black Women in the United States, Part I: From the American Revolution through the Women's Era

This work shows a black and white photograph of a crowd of people outdoors, with trees in the background. On the left is a uniformed policeman holding a dog on a leash in one hand and a club in the other. In the center area there is a man, with his back to the viewer, who is being attacked by two dogs. One, controlled by another policeman, is ripping his clothing and the other, with teeth bared, is attacking his right hand. In the crowd there are men watching the attack and looking at the policemen.
Andy Warhol
Birmingham Race Riot
screenprint on paper
20 1/16 in x 24 1/16 in (50.96 cm x 61.12 cm);26 1/8 in x 32 1/16 in (66.36 cm x 81.44 cm)
Gift of Graham and Marianne Smith
An assemblage of found objects: a salvaged wood frame with wood inlay letters spelling &quot;COLORED,&quot; four portrait photographs of African American females (two photogaphs on either side of a printed poem), nine thread samples under photographs, and one hand mirror hanging on a decorative brass hook to the viewer&#39;s right of the frame. The poem reads:&nbsp;<br />
&quot;Light is Alright<br />
Yellow is Mellow<br />
Brown, Stick Around<br />
Black, Get Back<br />
(but black don&#39;t crack)&quot;<br />
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The wood has a strong smell, may have been treated with molasses.<br />
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Betye Saar
Colored
mixed media assemblage with photographs, paper, and thread on wood
14 ½ in x 30 in x 1 ½ in (36.83 cm x 76.2 cm x 3.81 cm);10 in x 5 in x ½ in (25.4 cm x 12.7 cm x 1.27 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by Dr. James and Vivian Curtis and the W. Hawkins Ferry Fund
A black and white photograph of four people lying on the ground. One person's face is covered by an American flag, while the man behind her has his face covered by a hat. The group appears to be asleep. The feet and shoes of other people standing around the group of four is visible in the background. The print is signed (l.r.) "Edward Roberson" in pen.
Edward (Robbie) Roberson
Tired Marchers Sleep on the Streets—"We were tired, we were tired.", Selma, Alabama
inkjet print on paper
11 in x 14 in (27.94 cm x 35.56 cm)
Gift of Detroit Focus 2000, and partial purchase with funds from the Jean Paul Slusser Memorial Fund
This image is a circular format black and white photograph depicting four young African American girls wearing floral dresses lounging on a blanket in the grass. Three girls sit or prop themselves up and look at the camera, the fourth girl lays down, with her eyes closed. The glass in the frame has a domed surface, creating a fish-eye effect.
Carrie Mae Weems
After Manet
chromogenic print on paper
33 ¾ in x 33 ¾ in x 1 ½ in (85.73 cm x 85.73 cm x 3.81 cm);33 ¾ in x 33 ¾ in x 1 ½ in (85.73 cm x 85.73 cm x 3.81 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by the W. Hawkins Ferry Fund
View of a storefront with people sitting in front on benches and entering the shop through a doorway.
Walker Evans
Sidewalk Scene, Selma, Alabama
gelatin silver print on paper
7 15/16 in x 10 in (20.2 cm x 25.4 cm);14 5/16 in x 19 5/16 in (36.35 cm x 49.05 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Lunn, Jr., in Honor of the Centennial of The Michigan Daily
A horizontal lighbox enclosed by a wide, black molded frame in which Kara Walker's signature silhouettes are encased in linen and lit from behind. Silhouettes represent four figures: a man and child at viewer's left, two women at right.
Kara Walker
Untitled
cut paper between linen
59 3/8 in x 83 1/2 in x 7 3/4 in (150.81 cm x 212.09 cm x 19.69 cm);59 3/8 in x 83 1/2 in x 7 3/4 in (150.81 cm x 212.09 cm x 19.69 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by the W. Hawkins Ferry Fund and anonymous individual benefactors
Elliott Erwitt
Cats & Dogs, Alabama, U.S.A., from "Recent Developments"
gelatin silver print on paper
14 in. x 11 in. ( 35.5 cm x 27.9 cm )
Gift of Lawrence and Carol Zicklin
A female nude reclining on a bed wearing one yellow slipper on her left foot, a gold bracelet on her right arm and a black ribbon tied in a bow around her neck.  An African American woman in a blue dress stands behind her holding a bouquet of yellow and white flowers. A small monkey sits at the foot of the bed.  All subjects look directly at the viewer.
Mel Ramos
Manet's Olympia
collotype on wove paper
20 1/16 in x 26 9/16 in (50.9 cm x 67.4 cm);26 1/8 in x 32 1/8 in (66.36 cm x 81.6 cm)
Gift of Dr. Reuven Bar-Levav
Two abstracted, bust-length figures, one male and one female, look directly at the viewer with large smiles. The background is tan, and filled with swirling lines and scribbles. The face and eyes of each figure are outlined in thick green, the mouths in thick yellow. The &ldquo;whites&rdquo; of the eyes are red, while the pupils are circles of pale purple. Purple paint drips down from the eyes of the male figure, while the paint on the female figure drips upward.
Tyree Guyton
Ups and Downs
acrylic on masonite
25 13/16 in x 49 3/4 in (65.56 cm x 126.37 cm);25 5/8 in x 49 5/8 in (65.09 cm x 126.05 cm)
Gift of The Daniel and Harriet Fusfeld Folk Art Collection
This print has rows of stencilled black text in all capital letters on white background. In pencil, the print is signed and dated (l.r.) "Glenn Lignon '92" and numbered (l.l.) "27/45". 
Glenn Ligon
Untitled
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
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
Untitled
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
This print has rows of stenciled 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; Gregory Burnet
Untitled
etching, aquatint, spitbite, 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

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35 Collection Object Sources

Birmingham Race Riot (1986/1.194.5)
Colored (2003/1.406)
After Manet (2004/2.3)
Untitled (2006/1.152)
Manet's Olympia (1991/2.102.1)
Ups and Downs (2002/1.202)
Untitled (1993/2.13.1)
Untitled (1993/2.13.3)
Untitled (1993/2.13.4)
Untitled (1993/2.13.2)
Model (1975/2.98)
Homestead (2002/1.196)
Yellow Interior (2002/1.197)
Harlem Dancers (1943.100)
The Slave Market (2004/2.11.7)
Bidding Farewell (2004/2.11.3)
Crossing the River (2004/2.11.2)
Eva and Topsy (2004/2.11.1)

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