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Urban Inequality

A "Norton Abrasives" wooden crate is filled with empty rusted gallon paint containers with dried paint inside. A cracked rearview mirror is attached to one side and an American flag is smushed into one side of the box. A small toy platypus sits inside one of the paint cans, although the platypus is moveable; instructions to museum state that museum staff can place platypus where they please.
Tyree Guyton
Untitled (Paint Cans)
paint cans, wooden crate, American flag, rearview mirror, and ceramic figurine
33 1/2 in x 28 1/8 in x 12 in (85.09 cm x 71.44 cm x 30.48 cm)
Gift of H. David Zucca
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
Arnold Eagle; David Robbins
One Third of a Nation
gelatin silver print on paper
9 1/8 in. x 9 3/16 in. ( 23.2 cm x 23.3 cm )
Gift of Professor and Mrs. Gerome Kamrowski
Around and behind a central image of a sewing machine are overlapping images of people, ships, a building fire, the Statue of Liberty, and small blocks of text.
Ida Abelman
My Father Reminisces
lithograph on paper
14 9/16 in x 18 7/16 in (36.99 cm x 46.83 cm)
Allocated by the U.S. Government Commissioned through the New Deal art projects
Baldwin Lee
Untitled, Vicksburg, MS
gelatin silver print on paper
15 7/8 in x 20 1/16 in (40.32 cm x 50.96 cm)
Museum Purchase
A photograph of a group of four young men in football jerseys and casual attire walking down the street. Behind them are two steel rolling doors covered in graffiti.
Danny Lyon
Carlos Leaving the Football Game
gelatin silver print on paper
11 in x 14 in (27.94 cm x 35.56 cm)
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
A photograph from a rooftop. An entrance to the roof is seen in the foreground adjacent to a wall covered in graffiti. Beyond the architecture of the roof, a flock of pigeons flies in an open sky.
Danny Lyon
Roof Top, Cypress Avenue
gelatin silver print on paper
11 in x 14 in (27.94 cm x 35.56 cm)
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
A photograph of a man playing wiffleball in a paved lot, standing near a brick wall. He stands balanced on one foot, winding up to hit the ball.
Danny Lyon
Wiffleball Player
gelatin silver print on paper
11 in x 14 in (27.94 cm x 35.56 cm)
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
A photograph of a group of five young men in front of a door and brick wall, which are covered in graffiti. Two men stand on the left, one puts on sunglasses and crouches toward the other two, one sitting and one standing, on the right.
Danny Lyon
Isia, Slex, Carlos, Eddie, and Eliot with Memorials
gelatin silver print on paper
11 in x 14 in (27.94 cm x 35.56 cm)
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
Adolf Arthur Dehn
Easter Parade, from "The American Scene, Series 1"
lithograph on paper
9 7/8 x 14 in. (25.08 x 35.56 cm)
Museum Purchase
This colorful print is broken up in to four panels, which are divided by a black border with white dashes and then surrounded by a red border, which includes designs in white. In the upper left panel is the image of a blue and yellow house. The upper right shows a television set sitting on a table alongside a glass of milk, a key ring, notepad, plate, and cell phone. In the lower left panel, the bust of a girl with blonde hair in pig-tail braids is standing in front of two houses, one traditional and one modern. The lower right panel depicts an orange, yellow, and red store labeled "Shop and Buy" with a parking lot out front. The artist's initals are included in the print (l.r.) in white on red "RG".
Rodney Alan Greenblat
Christina's World
screenprint on paper
48 in x 38 3/4 in (121.92 cm x 98.43 cm);48 in x 38 3/4 in (121.92 cm x 98.43 cm)
Gift of Jack A. and Noreen Rounick
Russell Limbach
Reviewing Stand, from "The American Scene, Series 2"
lithograph on paper
9.9 x 14 5/16 in. (25.24 x 36.35 cm)
Museum Purchase

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