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Exploring Gender and Sexuality

A strong man with an athletic build swims through water. His arms are outstretched above his head and his legs are perfectly pivoted behind. He is clothed in a pair of striped swimming shorts.
André Kertész
Underwater Swimmer, Esztergom
gelatin silver print on paper
4 5/16 in x 5 1/2 in (10.95 cm x 13.97 cm);16 in x 20 in (40.64 cm x 50.8 cm);11 in x 14 in (27.94 cm x 35.56 cm)
Gift of Dr. Seymour and Barbara K. Adelson
Photograph depicting two men engaged in calisthenics, using their joined hands and connected knees to pull away from each other. In the background a man lies on the same wooden deck, while another man clothed in a towel can be seen in the background of the image.
André Kertész
My Brothers
gelatin silver print on paper
7 3/4 in x 9 11/16 in (19.68 cm x 24.61 cm);14 5/16 in x 19 5/16 in (36.35 cm x 49.05 cm);7 15/16 in x 9 15/16 in (20.16 cm x 25.24 cm);7 3/4 in x 9 11/16 in (19.68 cm x 24.61 cm)
Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Edward M. Strauss
A photograph of a nude woman on the rocky East Sussex coast. The perspective of the image creates a strange elongation, abstracting the female form.
Bill Brandt
East Sussex Coast
gelatin silver print on paper
15 15/16 in x 11 15/16 in (40.48 cm x 30.32 cm);22 1/16 in x 18 1/16 in (56.04 cm x 45.88 cm)
Museum Purchase
This high-contrast photograph of a nude woman reclining on a bed is taken from a low angle. Her legs appear larger than her torso, which extends into the background. A painting and ornate screen room divider are visible in the interior space behind her.
Bill Brandt
Campden Hill, London
gelatin silver print on paper
13 1/4 in x 11 5/16 in (33.66 cm x 28.73 cm);22 1/8 in x 18 1/8 in (56.2 cm x 46.04 cm);19 15/16 in x 15 7/8 in (50.64 cm x 40.32 cm)
Gift of Two Friends of the Museum
Barbara Morgan
Martha Graham in 'Death and Entrances'
gelatin silver print on paper
15 15/16 in. x 20 in. ( 40.5 cm x 50.8 cm )
Gift of the Willard and Barbara Morgan Archives
Barbara Morgan
Erick Hawkins in 'El Penitente'
gelatin silver print on paper
20 in. x 10 3/16 in. ( 50.8 cm x 25.9 cm )
Gift of the Willard and Barbara Morgan Archives
Barbara Morgan
Martha Graham and Erick Hawkins
gelatin silver print on paper
13 15/16 in. x 10 7/8 in. ( 35.4 cm x 27.7 cm )
Gift of the Willard and Barbara Morgan Archives
This photograph is a studio portrait of a woman with styled hair, wearing a light-colored salon cape around her shoulders. 
Philippe Halsman
Color Rinse
gelatin silver print on paper
9 7/8 in x 8 1/4 in (25.08 cm x 20.96 cm)
Gift of Gilbert M. Frimet
This profile view of a young woman against a black backdrop shows her styled platinum hair and light skin contrasting against the dark background.
Philippe Halsman
Halle
gelatin silver print on paper
8 in x 9 7/8 in (20.32 cm x 25.08 cm);8 in x 9 7/8 in (20.32 cm x 25.08 cm);7 11/16 in x 9 15/16 in (19.53 cm x 25.24 cm)
Gift of Hans Neukomm
Waist and legs of a reclining nude seen from the back.
Minor White
Nude Foot
gelatin silver print on paper
11 in x 14 in (27.94 cm x 35.56 cm);19 3/8 in x 14 5/16 in (49.21 cm x 36.35 cm);8 7/16 in x 10 11/16 in (21.43 cm x 27.15 cm);18 1/8 in x 22 1/8 in (46.04 cm x 56.2 cm)
Museum Purchase
Manuel Alvarez Bravo
Margarita de Bonampak, from "Manuel Alvarez Bravo"
gelatin silver print on paper
8 in. x 9 15/16 in. ( 20.3 cm x 25.3 cm )
Gift of Lawrence and Carol Zicklin
Manuel Alvarez Bravo
Woman Combing Her Hair
gelatin silver print on paper
10 in x 8 in (25.4 cm x 20.3 cm)
Gift of Frederick J. Myerson

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American Orientalist art at the turn of the 20th century
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American Orientalist art at the turn of the 20th century
<p>America Encounters Asia in Art</p>

124 Collection Object Sources

My Brothers (1985/1.125.5)
East Sussex Coast (1985/1.192)
Color Rinse (2004/1.142)
Halle (1996/2.7)
Nude Foot (1976/1.200)
Nude Model (Male) (2008/2.109)
Nude Model (Male) (2008/2.110)
Nude Model (Male) (2008/2.111)
Nude Model (Male) (2008/2.112)
Nude Model (Male) (2008/2.113)
Reclining Nude (2008/2.357)
Seated Male Nude (1983/1.394)
Veiled (2013/1.255)
Nude (1959/2.15)
Nude (1954/2.12)
Torso (1995/2.24)
Amphora Woman (1971/2.150.5)
Equivalent (2012/1.227)
Le Paresseux (1961/2.34)
Manet's Olympia (1991/2.102.1)
Infant Nude (2007/2.95)
Manao Tupapau (1964/2.45)
Morning (1983/2.80)
Sara la Baigneuse (1962/1.115)
Flora (1931.17)
Power Figure (2005/1.178)
Female Figure (1985/1.147)
Jan (2012/2.123)
Lunch Counter (2009/1.475)
Shoes (2008/2.104)
Corice Arman (2008/2.24)
Ruby and Ramond (2012/2.21)
Untitled (1983/2.147)
Untitled (1983/2.150)
Uomo in movimento (1959/2.100)
Daryl Lillie (2008/2.58)
Madonna and Child (2008/2.107)
Marilyn Monroe (1997/1.123)
Marilyn (1969/1.84)
Ups and Downs (2002/1.202)
Proserpine (1991/2.40)
Joanna, Age 15 (2013/2.90)
Fever (2013/2.91)
Mable Quinn (2012/2.28)
Femme Accroupie (1964/2.130)
Fem Verde (2004/2.94)
Fem Rouge (2004/2.93)
Coquette (1985/2.104)
Pumpkin Renee (2013/2.350)
Untitled (2017/2.151)
MASTER (2017/2.186)

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