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Charles Alston
Configurations
1947 – 1957
oil | canvas
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
2000/2.122
Four people are gathered around a white table in the foreground. A nude woman on the right holds the head of a man on a gray platter. The man's body is in the bottom right corner of the print with a red trail at the neck. Across from the woman is a man in a red garmet with black and yellow stripes, and a tan cap with a red and blue stripe. Across the table are two other figures and in the background to the right stand two men in blue, much smaller than the figures around the table.
Romare Bearden
Salome (John the Baptist)
1974
screenprint | paper
Gift of the Lannan Foundation in Honor of the Pelham Family
1997/1.535
At the center of the painting, two animals meet: a horse and a bull. Painted in a variety of colors, the two animals are abstracted in a Cubist style. The painting is signed (u.r.) in black paint "Bearden". 
Romare Bearden
Now the Dove and the Leopard Wrestle
1946
oil | canvas
Transfer from the William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan, gift of Clarence Wolf, February 1997
2012/1.225
This is an abstract face of a figure looking to the right. The head is divided into compartments of varying textures by several straight lines. There are piano keys are on the left side of the head, and a cigarette at top left. 
Sargent Claude Johnson
Lenox Avenue
1938
lithograph | paper
Allocated by the U.S. Government
Commissioned through the New Deal art projects
1943.63
Beauford Delaney
Composition
1960
gouache | paper
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis

2000/2.123
Beauford Delaney
House Through Trees (Yadoo)
1952
oil | canvas
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
1997/1.528
This is a brightly colored oil painting of a street scene. Buildings are depicted in pink, yellow, and white.  A lavender and blue sky with white and yellow clouds makes up the background. Two women stand in the lower left corner; another woman and a black dog are seen on the right side. The ground is made up of patches of white, yellow, pink, and blue.  Thick black outlines are used throughout and the paint has been applied in a very thick and factured manner. Traces of newspaper appear to have been laid on the painting while it was still wet and became stuck and are visible in the clouds at the top and in the white portion of the central building, just under the street lamp.
Beauford Delaney
Street Scene
1951
oil | canvas
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
1997/1.529
The color screenprint depicts four dark skinned figures walking past a construction site—likely a family. The man is dressed in a black suit, black shoes, yellow tie, and tan hat. The woman wears a red and white dress, yellow jacket, and red cap. The little girl stands to the left of mother, holding her hand. She wears a yellow dress, white tights, brown shoes, and a red cap. A small boy wears brown pants, tan shoes, a yellow shirt, and blue jacket. He stands to the right of the father and holds his hand.  <br /><br />
In the background, there are three men working at the construction site. There are two men in blue jumpsuits, one has dark skin and the other white. A third dark skinned man wears a gray jumpsuit and holds a saw. The print is signed and dated (l.r.) "Jacob Lawrence 1974" in pencil.
Jacob Lawrence
Builders (The Family)
1974
screenprint | paper
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
1997/1.532
In this long horizontally oriented print, we see multiple people of various colors on a subway car; some sit and others stand holding onto subway poles. Windows show various scenes- a plane in the sky, men playing basketball, fish, musicians, and a small group of people walking with a flag. 
Jacob Lawrence
New York in Transit I
1998
screenprint | paper
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
2000/2.127
Jacob Lawrence
New York in Transit II
1998
screenprint | paper
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis

2000/2.128
Jacob Lawrence
Ten Builders
1996
soft ground etching and aquatint | paper
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis

2000/2.126
Jacob Lawrence
Two Builders Playing Chess
1996
soft ground etching and aquatint | paper
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
2000/2.124

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