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Seven figures wearing brightly colored clothes dance together in a room.
Elizabeth Olds
Harlem Dancers
1939
woodcut | paper
Allocated by the U.S. Government
Commissioned through the New Deal art projects
1943.100
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
1992
etching, aquatint, spitbite, sugarlift | Rives BFK paper
Museum Purchase
1993/2.13.1
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
1992
etching, aquatint, spitbite, sugarlift | Rives BFK paper
Museum Purchase
1993/2.13.3
Christian Rohlfs
Dancers (Zwei Tänzende)
1908 - 1918
linoleum cut | paper
Museum Purchase
1949/2.55
A nude man and woman at center struggle with one another; a snake and a seated figure are visible in the background. The two central figures with intertwined limbs suggesting a struggle are positioned above a sharp-toothed mammal resembling a fox.
Max Pechstein
The Lord's Prayer, sheet 8 - And Lead Us Not into Temptation (Das Vaterunser - Und führe uns nicht in Versuchung)
1921
woodcut with hand-coloring | paper
Museum Purchase
1948/1.430
This is a photograph of the side of a building with two posters advertising a movie and circus.
Walker Evans
Movie and Minstrel Show Posters on Brick Wall, Demopolis, Alabama
1935
gelatin silver print | paper
Gift of Maxine and Lawrence K. Snider
2011/2.7
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
An assemblage of found objects: a salvaged wood frame with wood inlay letters spelling "COLORED," 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's right of the frame. The poem reads: <br />
"Light is Alright<br />
Yellow is Mellow<br />
Brown, Stick Around<br />
Black, Get Back<br />
(but black don't crack)"<br /><br />
The wood has a strong smell, may have been treated with molasses.<br /><br />
 
Betye Saar
Colored
2002
photographs, paper, thread, wood
Museum purchase made possible by Dr. James and Vivian Curtis and the W. Hawkins Ferry Fund
2003/1.406
Enrique Chagoya
UtopianCannibal.org
2000
color lithograph, woodcut, chine collé, and collage
Museum Purchase made possible by the Jean Paul Slusser Memorial Fund
2001/2.81
A photograph of four men sitting on and standing around an over-turned canoe. The figures hold fishing nets. One figure holds a fan and faces the viewer.
Francis Frith
Untitled, from "Frith's Series"
1858 - 1880
albumen print | paper
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William Lewis through the Friends of the Museum of Art
1971/2.131
This black and white stereoscopic image features two images of a group of Indians sitting on dead animals on their backs in a river.  It is surrounded by the text: Set No. 8; Keystone View Company; Unique; Inflated Bullock Skins for Ferry Boats on Sutlej River in the Punjab, India.<br />
Stereo Classics Studio
Stereoscope Image, Set No. 8: Inflated Bullock Skins for Ferry Boats on Sutlej River in the Punjab, India
1978
photograph | cardboard
Gift of Margaret and Howard Bond
2010/1.169.23
A studio portrait of a young African American woman in 1920s apparel, including a short hairstyle, stockings, necklace, and dress. She stands with her left leg resting on a bench with her right arm akimbo.
James Van Der Zee
Model
1927
gelatin silver print | paper
Museum Purchase
1975/2.98

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