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W18 Arenas and Boisseron - AAS 111 - Introduction to Africa and Its Diaspora

Four people are gathered around a white table in the foreground. A nude woman on the right holds the head of a man on a gray platter. The man's body is in the bottom right corner of the print with a red trail at the neck. Across from the woman is a man in a red garmet with black and yellow stripes, and a tan cap with a red and blue stripe. Across the table are two other figures and in the background to the right stand two men in blue, much smaller than the figures around the table.
Romare Bearden
Salome (John the Baptist)
1974
screenprint | paper
Gift of the Lannan Foundation in Honor of the Pelham Family
1997/1.535
;
Frederick W. Becker
Drummer
1937
wood engraving | paper
Allocated by the U.S. Government
Commissioned through the New Deal art projects
1943.5
This is an abstract face of a figure looking to the right. The head is divided into compartments of varying textures by several straight lines. There are piano keys are on the left side of the head, and a cigarette at top left. 
Sargent Johnson
Lenox Avenue
1938
lithograph | paper
Allocated by the U.S. Government
Commissioned through the New Deal art projects
1943.63
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
Prentiss Taylor
Macedonia A.M.E.
1934
lithograph | paper
Courtesy of the Fine Arts Program, Public Buildings Service, U.S. General Services Administration Commissioned through the New Deal art projects
1935.14
This print is composed of sets of faces in three registers.  Along the top, in a black stripe, is a repeated, closely cropped image of a woman's face looking to the left.  In the middle left are five repeated images in shades of brown of a woman's face looking right, toward the face of a man in black.  Along the bottom are three large images of a woman's face in green, brown and blue.
Elizabeth Catlett
Malcolm X Speaks for Us
1969
linoleum cut | paper
Gift of Elizabeth Catlett
2006/1.96
This print shows two figures dancing in front of three musicians by the water with a moon in the sky and reflected in the water. A far away seaside fort is visible in the upper left corner.&nbsp;
Miguel Covarrubias
Afro-Cuban Dancers and Percussionists
1920 – 1940
lithograph | paper
Museum Purchase
1953/2.45
Eight male figures (three kneeling in front and five standing in back) wearing orange tank tops and white shorts face the viewer; two basketballs and five trophies between figures in the foreground. Figures stand in front of a background of fragmented, arched and circular areas of color in blues and golds.
Jacob Lawrence
Champions
1953
tempera over black colored pencil | wood board
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
1997/1.530
This image is a circular format black and white photograph depicting four young African American girls wearing floral dresses lounging on a blanket in the grass. Three girls sit or prop themselves up and look at the camera, the fourth girl lays down, with her eyes closed. The glass in the frame has a domed surface, creating a fish-eye effect.
Carrie Mae Weems
After Manet
2002 – 2003
chromogenic print | paper
Museum purchase made possible by the W. Hawkins Ferry Fund
2004/2.3
Anna Taylor
July in Charleston
1928
woodcut | paper
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1954/1.312
Artist Unknown
Ceramic Figure with Banjo
ceramic |
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
TC2004.2
Artist Unknown
Ceramic Figure with Horn
ceramic |
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
TC2004.3

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