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Two orange buildings on snow-covered ground on either side of an unplowed road. 
Object Orange
Auburndale Site, Highland Park, MI, #3
iris print on paper
22.9 x 33 1/16 in. (58.26 x 83.98 cm);20 1/4 x 32 9/16 in. (51.43 x 82.71 cm);22.9 x 33 1/16 in. (58.26 x 83.98 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by Stuart and Maxine Frankel
Bruce Giffin
Music on the Streets of Detroit, from "Detroit Focus 2000"
black and white photograph on paper
14 in. x 11 in. ( 35.5 cm x 27.9 cm )
Gift of Detroit Focus 2000, and partial purchase with funds from the Jean Paul Slusser Memorial Fund
Russ Marshall
Industrial Study 5, Detroit, Michigan, from "Detroit Focus 2000"
black and white photograph on paper
11 in. x 14 in. ( 27.9 cm x 35.5 cm )
Gift of Detroit Focus 2000, and partial purchase with funds from the Jean Paul Slusser Memorial Fund
Michelle Andonian
Fleetwood Cadillac Plant, from "Detroit Focus 2000"
black and white photograph on paper
11 in x 14 in (27.9 cm x 35.5 cm)
Gift of Detroit Focus 2000, and partial purchase with funds from the Jean Paul Slusser Memorial Fund
Object Orange
Auburndale Site, Highland Park, MI, #5
iris print on paper
33 1/16 in. x 22 1/4 in. ( 84 cm x 56.5 cm )
Museum purchase made possible by Stuart and Maxine Frankel
Single orange building on snow-covered ground with a large tree on the viewer's right. 
Object Orange
Auburndale Site, Highland Park, MI, #4
iris print on paper
22 ⅛ in x 33 1/16 in (22 ⅛ in x 83.98 cm);21 ⅝ in x 32 ½ in (21 ⅝ in x 32 ½ in);22 ⅛ in x 33 1/16 in (22 ⅛ in x 83.98 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by Stuart and Maxine Frankel
A collage drawing with "When was the future?" in the middle of the object. The words are cut out of pictures of trees and a city's skyline. The background of the collage is the view of of a tall building and a cutout of a youth doing a handstand is placed on the balcony.  A picture of a tree is included by the person.
Jakob Kolding
When was the future?
collage on paper
16 9/16 in. x 11 11/16 in. ( 42 cm x 29.7 cm )
Museum Purchase
Joe Crachiola
Waiting for Breakfast, Cass Corridor, Detroit, Michigan, from "Detroit Focus 2000"
black and white photograph on paper
11 in. x 14 in. ( 27.9 cm x 35.5 cm )
Gift of Detroit Focus 2000, and partial purchase with funds from the Jean Paul Slusser Memorial Fund
Cityscape showing downtown Detroit against a reddish orange sky in 1947. Along the bottom edge of the painting, people wait to load a bus and several vehicles drive on a street perpendicular to them. Multiple buildings several stories tall line the background of the painting.
Carlos Lopez
Downtown Detroit
gouache on paper
27 in x 39 in (68.6 cm x 99.1 cm)
Gift of the J.L. Hudson Company
Jerome Magid
Preproduction JA Platform Vehicle - Dodge Stratus/Mitsubishi Sebring 3/8 Scale Wind Tunnel, Chrysler Corporation from "Detroit Focus 2000"
color photograph on paper
11 in. x 14 in. ( 27.9 cm x 35.5 cm )
Gift of Detroit Focus 2000, and partial purchase with funds from the Jean Paul Slusser Memorial Fund
A small urban house is seen in a nocturnal view set in winter. The house is covered with icicles hang from the gables and over the first floor windows and door. There is no illumination from inside the house, although there are lights in adjacet houses; the house is illuminated by a cool white light that, along with the house, illuminates the chain-link fence to the right and the trees flanking the house.
Gregory Holm
Ice House
digital print on paper
5 ft. x 40 in. (152.4 x 101.6 cm)
Museum purchase
A mixed media assemblage consisting of welding goggles, rusted metal, a padlock, and two rusted bells hanging from a chain mounted on a wooden board with screws. The position of the objects, with goggles at the top, makes the assemblage look vaguely face-like.
George Vargas
Michigan Worker
welding goggles, metal, hanging bells, rusty bottle cap, pulleys, chains, and padlock mounted on plywood
20 7/8 in x 10 3/8 in x 2 9/16 in (53.02 cm x 26.35 cm x 6.51 cm);20 7/8 in x 10 3/8 in x 2 9/16 in (53.02 cm x 26.35 cm x 6.51 cm)
Gift of the artist

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

167 Collection Object Sources

Ice House (2012/2.2)
Michigan Worker (2004/1.153)
Temple of Autos (2004/1.155)
Michael (2004/1.154)
Chicago (2002/1.185)
Farmers, Michigan (2014/2.240)
Untitled (2014/2.121)
Model No. 30183 (2013/2.302)
Force (2014/2.115)
Untitled (2014/2.140)
Front Porch (2013/2.188)
Skateboard Knees (2013/2.206)
Jessica (2013/2.209)
Untitled, #2 (2013/2.210)
Nan and Chelly (2013/2.211)

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