This learning collection features selected objects, images, prints, paintings, and photographs from the University of Michigan Museum of Art’s collection designed to support educators in the history and social studies classroom. The “American History Abridged” provides highlighted objects and images from United States history, while the other collections feature specialized objects based on specific historical periods. When possible, the distinct historical learning collections include artwork created only during that era rather than works created later the depict earlier events. Some collections also contain contemporary works of art from artists like Kara Walker or Glenn Ligon that incorporate historical themes, subjects, and methodology in their work.
Ray Bertrand Women's College, San Francisco lithograph on paper 9 in x 11 11/16 in (22.86 cm x 29.69 cm);9 in x 11 11/16 in (22.86 cm x 29.69 cm) Allocated by the U.S. Government
Commissioned through the New Deal art projects
Mabel Dwight Self-Portrait lithograph on paper 15 ¾ in x 11 3/10 in (40.01 cm x 28.73 cm);22 1/16 in x 18 ⅛ in (56.04 cm x 46.04 cm);10 9/16 in x 8 3/10 in (26.83 cm x 21.11 cm) Museum purchase made possible by the Alfred E. Pernt Memorial Fund in honor of Doctor of Technical Sciences Max H. J. Pernt and his wife Anna Pernt (née Mueller)