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.
Marten de Vos; Maarten de Vos Allegorical Representation of 'America' pen and black ink with ink wash on cream-colored paper 4 15/16 in x 4 15/16 in (12.54 cm x 12.54 cm);19 ¼ in x 14 ⅜ in (48.89 cm x 36.51 cm) Museum Purchase
Ansel Adams Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona gelatin silver print on paper 15 9/16 in x 19 1/2 in (39.53 cm x 49.53 cm);26 1/4 in x 32 1/4 in (66.68 cm x 81.92 cm);22 1/8 in x 28 1/8 in (56.2 cm x 71.44 cm) Gift of Harry H. Lunn, Jr.
Edward S. Curtis Hămaska in Tlŭ'wŭláḣŭ Costume with Speaker's Staff - Qágyuhl photogravure on paper 22 1/16 in x 17 5/8 in (56.1 cm x 44.8 cm);24 1/8 in x 20 1/8 in (61.28 cm x 51.12 cm) Gift of Stephen M. Taylor