Past Study Case Display - Art and Protest

Inspired by the theme of Reclaiming Our Campus, twelve works from UMMA's permanent collection were selected to highlight the representation in art of protest, civil rights, and peaceful demonstration. UMMA's Study Cases allow flexible, direct access to the Museum's collection. Art has always - and will always - be an outlet for expression and discussion.

Two women holding signs at a protest march. They are talking together on the side of a street.
Leonard Freed
Two Women Hold Signs at Women's Rights Demonstration, New York City, USA
gelatin silver print on paper
10 x 8 in. ( 25.4 x 20.32 cm )
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
David Alfaro Siqueiros
lithograph on paper
11 ⅞ in x 8 ¾ in (30.16 cm x 22.23 cm);22 ⅛ in x 18 in (56.2 cm x 45.72 cm);15 4/5 in x 11 7/16 in (40.16 cm x 29.05 cm)
Gift of Jean Paul Slusser
Photograph of a woman leaning against a storefront. She wears patterned, high-waisted pants and a dark sleeveless shirt.
Danny Lyon
Roberta Fay Henderson
gelatin silver print on paper
14 in x 11 in (35.56 cm x 27.94 cm)
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
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
etching, aquatint, spitbite, and sugarlift on Rives BFK paper
25 in x 17 1/4 in (63.5 cm x 43.82 cm);32 3/16 in x 26 3/16 in (81.76 cm x 66.52 cm)
Museum Purchase
Barbara Morgan
Martha Graham in 'War Theme'
gelatin silver print on paper
16 in. x 20 in. ( 40.6 cm x 50.8 cm )
Gift of the Willard and Barbara Morgan Archives
Black and white image of students wearing uniforms and holding drums. Two women are holding a banner saying "Prescott Council."
Joanne Leonard
McCloymonds High School Band Members Posing Under "Prescott Council" Sign
gelatin silver print on paper
8 in x 10 in (20.32 cm x 25.4 cm)
Gift of the artist
People in a crowd protesting, they are holding American flags.
Roy Arenella
Peace March
gelatin silver print on paper
6 x 9 in. ( 15.24 x 22.86 cm )
Gift from the Collection of David S. Rosen MD, MPH
Emil Weddige
Mementoes, from "Eleven Lithographs by Emil Weddige Commemorating the One Hundred and Fiftieth Year of The University of Michigan"
lithograph on BFK Rives paper
18 1/16 x 22 1/16 in. (45.8 x 56 cm)
Gift of Rosalie and Martin Edwards
A black and white photograph of a man's profile against a glass door. He faces to the viewer's left, head lowered and eyes closed.
Danny Lyon
John Lewis in Nashville
gelatin silver print on paper
8 ¾ in x 12 ⅞ in (22.23 cm x 32.7 cm);11 in x 14 in (27.94 cm x 35.56 cm)
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
A portrait of Michael Schwerner.  His head is oval-shaped and facial features off-center.  His eyes sit unevenly on his face and his brow slightly furrowed.  His hair is made of many thick brush strokes.  Above his potrait is his name written in brown-orange ink.
Ben Shahn
Michael Schwerner
offset photolithograph 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
In this drawing, four women walkshoulder to shoulder toward the left. They are wearing long skirts of the early twentieth century and sashes, and they are carrying pendants over their right shoulders and small pieces of paper in their left.
John Sloan
Votes for Women
crayon, ink, and graphite on white paper
8 9/16 in x 11 in (21.75 cm x 27.94 cm);14 3/8 in x 19 5/16 in (36.51 cm x 49.05 cm);6 11/16 in x 6 5/16 in (16.99 cm x 16.03 cm)
Museum Purchase
Figures in front of a large planar wall. On the left, there is one seated female in a white cloack and one standing female in a black cloack. Both of these women's faces are visible. At the center, there is a women in a black cloack carrying two large sacs and walking towards the right. To her right, there are two man walking away in dark costumes, holding rifles and wearing white, wide-brimmed hat. On the far right, there is a women walking away and dressed in white with two hair-braids visible. 
José Orozco
Marching Women
lithograph on paper
15 7/8 in x 22 3/4 in (40.32 cm x 57.78 cm);22 1/8 in x 28 1/8 in (56.2 cm x 71.44 cm)
Museum Purchase


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