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Honoré Victorin Daumier
Les Gens de Justice. Pl. 18: Maître Chapotard lisant...l'éloge de lui même...
lithograph on paper
9 9/16 in x 7 5/8 in (24.29 cm x 19.37 cm);9 9/16 in x 7 5/8 in (24.29 cm x 19.37 cm);9 9/16 in x 7 5/8 in (24.29 cm x 19.37 cm);10 9/16 in x 7 5/8 in (26.83 cm x 19.37 cm);14 in x 19 in (35.56 cm x 48.26 cm)
Museum Purchase
William Hogarth
A Rake's Progress. Plate I (He takes possession)
etching and engraving on paper
14 in. x 16 1/4 in. ( 35.6 cm x 41.3 cm )
Gift of Jean Paul Slusser
A portrait of a man's profile.  He is decorated in military attire and his uniform embellished with gold trimmings.  Beneath the piece reads "Du Paty de Clam".
Ben Shahn
Du Paty de Clam, from "Dreyfus Affair"
pochoir print on paper
15 3/4 in. x 11 13/16 in. ( 40 cm x 30 cm )
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins
A colored print of a white hand holding onto a brown hand.  Above their grasp is both Hebrew block and English lettering that translates/reads: "'Thou Shalt Not Stand Idly By...".  The painting illustrates the need for diversity during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's.
Ben Shahn
Thou Shalt Not Stand Idly By
photo-offset reproduction on paper
28 1/4 in. x 24 1/4 in. x 3/4 in. ( 71.76 cm x 61.6 cm x 1.91 cm )
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins
This print is made of colorful forms and words in bright letters and bold fonts, arranged on a white background. Block letters display words in a mixed-up format, some upside down, some on their sides. On left side there is a section with smaller writing in yellowish ink on grey.<br /><br />
Text:<br />
To the Lovings, new hope i love you much (most beautiful darling) more than anyone on earth and i like you better than everything in the sky--sunlight and singing welcome your coming although winter may be everywhere with such a silence and such a darkness no one can quite begin to guess (except my life) the true time of the year-- and if what calls itself a world should have the luck to hear singing (or glimpse such sunlight as will leap higher than high through gayer than gayest someone's heart at your each nearness) everyone certainly would (my most beautiful darling) believe in nothing but love. cummings
Corita
New Hope
screenprint on paper
29 3/4 in x 36 1/2 in (75.57 cm x 92.71 cm)
Gift of Robert Cugno and Robert Logan
William Hogarth
A Rake's Progress. Plate VIII (In Bedlam)
etching and engraving on paper
14 3/16 in. x 16 1/8 in. ( 36 cm x 41 cm )
Gift of Jean Paul Slusser
The print shows a drawing of the head of an animal. Below it reads: "I have the right to believe freely.  To be a slave to no man's authority.  If this is heresy so be it.  It is still the truth to go against conscience is neither right nor safe.  I cannot...will not...recant.  Here I stand.  No man can command my conscience."
Ben Shahn
Credo (large)
serigraph on paper
24 in. x 28 in. x 3/4 in. ( 60.96 cm x 71.12 cm x 1.91 cm )
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins
A black and white wood engraving of Martin Luther King Jr.  His mouth is open wide as if giving one of his famous speeches.  Underneath his image is a quote of King's and his signature.
Ben Shahn
Martin Luther King
wood engraving on paper
26 1/4 in. x 22 1/4 in. x 3/4 in. ( 66.68 cm x 56.52 cm x 1.91 cm )
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins
In the foreground, there is a man laying on a large human-sized book, one hand on his chin and the other holding a pencil to the page. In front of his pencil, the text &quot;Mendez&quot; and &quot;1945&quot; is printed. On the pages of the book are a skeleten-creature and on the opposite page an angel. Behind the man and the book is a large cactus, and then a large cross rises from its base. The cross is encircled by a large snake-like creature whose head is open, facing away, and an eagle is crucified with knives. Coming from the ends of the cross are what seems to be spears, pointing clockwise. Behind this foreground scene, there is an army marching under a flag with the skull and crossbones. A priest follows behind the army, seemingly coming from the open mouth of the large serpent whose tail holds the feet of the crucified eagle. To the left there are two more crucified figures, whose crosses are on fire. In the far background, there is a vista of a large city.&nbsp;
Leopoldo Méndez
Lo que puede venir
woodcut on paper
12 in x 6 15/16 in (30.48 cm x 17.62 cm);14 ¼ in x 10 ⅜ in (36.2 cm x 26.35 cm);22 ⅛ in x 18 ⅛ in (56.2 cm x 46.04 cm)
Museum Purchase
William Hogarth
A Rake's Progress. Plate II (His Levee)
etching and engraving on paper
14 1/8 in. x 16 1/8 in. ( 35.8 cm x 41 cm )
Gift of Jean Paul Slusser
Black line representation of a human head and face, facing the viewer. The head is oval-shaped with vertical parallel lines.  The short hair of the person is represented by thick dots and fine curved lines.  The nose is formed by straight, vertical lines. Eyebrows are drawn with thick, black lines. "We shall Overcome" is printed in a brown-orange ink across the top of the sheet.
Ben Shahn
We Shall Overcome
offset photolithograph on paper
22 in x 16 1/4 in x 3/4 in (55.88 cm x 41.28 cm x 1.91 cm)
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins
A portrait of James Chaney.  His eyes are enlarged and brows thick.  His hair is made up of many thick brush strokes.  His gaze is centered at the viewer.  Above his head is his name written in brown-orange ink.
Ben Shahn
James Chaney
offset photolithograph on paper
28 1/4 in x 25 1/4 in x 3/4 in (71.76 cm x 64.14 cm x 1.91 cm)
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins

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New Hope (2010/1.205)
Credo (large) (2011/1.99)
We Shall Overcome (2011/1.104)
James Chaney (2011/1.105)
Michael Schwerner (2011/1.106)
Andrew Goodman (2011/1.107)
The Dead Soldier (2006/1.156)
Boy (1950/1.203)
New York City (1981/2.65.5)
New York City (1981/2.65.6)
New York City (1981/2.65.8)
Untitled (1983/2.147)
The Mendicant (1955/1.107)
The Shepherdess (1955/1.106)
Couseuse (2008/2.436)
Two Cows (1930.18)
Railroaders (1943.126)
Underpass (1943.112)
Auto Wreck (1943.89)
The Mansion (1943.16)
Mining Town (1943.43)
Workman (1943.101)
Coal Country (1943.147)
Mine Accident (1943.114)
Ku Kluxers (1943.73)
An Incident (1943.122)
Les Gitanos (2008/2.403)
Les Trimar Deurs (2008/2.405)
Kent State (1991/2.84)
Michigan Worker (2004/1.153)
Ragpickers' Hut (1974/1.118)
Faucheurs, Somme (1974/1.122)
Street Musicians (1974/1.120)
Street Paver (1974/1.116)
The Steerage (1995/2.23)
New York (1990/2.54)
Hardware Store (2011/2.5)
Untitled (1990/2.61)
Boy by Wagon (1971/2.142)
Farm Machine (2008/2.348)
Currie, Nevada (2002/2.219)
Warsaw (2011/1.101)
M.L.K. Jr. (1996/2.5)
Lackarbeiter (1975/2.97)
Jungbauern (2012/2.104)
Gerichtdiener (2012/2.105)
Ups and Downs (2002/1.202)
Pulqueria (1954/1.161)
Workman (1948/1.25)
Proverbios (2008/1.153.13)
Le Carcan (1969/2.115)
Un Cauchemar (1969/2.46)
Bohemes (2008/2.461)
The Crawlers (1972/2.383)
Untitled (1993/2.13.1)
Art Attack (1991/1.137)
Untitled (1993/2.13.3)
Untitled (1993/2.13.4)
Untitled (1993/2.13.2)
Marilyn Monroe (1997/1.123)
A Murder (2007/2.110)
Ice House (2012/2.2)
Birmingham Race Riot (1986/1.194.5)
Untitled (1993/2.63)
Colored (2003/1.406)
Le Repas Frugal (1949/1.177)
Holocaust 6 (1948/2.1)
Freedom, a Fable (1997/1.527)
Untitled (2006/1.152)
Mine Strike (1935.23)
Guerre Civile (1961/2.20)
Starvation (1943.131)
Proverbios (2008/1.153.1)
Proverbios (2008/1.153.2)
Proverbios (2008/1.153.3)
Proverbios (2008/1.153.4)
Proverbios (2008/1.153.5)
Proverbios (2008/1.153.6)
Proverbios (2008/1.153.7)
Proverbios (2008/1.153.8)
Proverbios (2008/1.153.9)
Proverbios (2008/1.153.10)
Proverbios (2008/1.153.11)
Proverbios (2008/1.153.12)
Proverbios (2008/1.153.14)
Proverbios (2008/1.153.15)
Proverbios (2008/1.153.17)
Proverbios (2008/1.153.16)
Proverbios (2008/1.153.18)
Tantalus (Tantalo) (2008/1.152.9)
You will not escape (2008/1.152.72)
Trials (Ensayos) (2008/1.152.60)
Blow (Sopla) (2008/1.152.69)
Monarchist (1948/1.371)
Les Gitanos (1957/2.50)
Vista de Zaragoza (1958/1.104)
Ixtaccíhuatl (1958/1.106)
Cockfight (1958/1.105)
Head (1948/1.24)
Unemployed (1948/1.73)
Marching Women (1948/1.72)
Atomic Cloud (1965/2.67)
Exodus (1950/2.8)
Prometheus (1978/2.26)
Hiroshima Series (1997/1.533.6)
Apsara Warrior (2007/2.79)
Vote (2015/2.83)

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