This resource includes objects that stand out for their attention to conflict and confrontation, ranging from physical battles to imbalances of power and incarceration. While conflict is most palpable in its physical form, many of these objects beg the viewer to broaden their understanding of what might constitute violence. With violence-- both direct and indirect-- an omnipresent feature of today's world, do these objects offer up new ways of understanding conflict? What "counts" as conflict or confrontation, and why?
David Levinthal The Slave Market photogravure on paper 17 11/16 in x 20 7/8 in (44.93 cm x 53.02 cm) Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
Danny Lyon Cell Block (face behind bars, other prisoners behind him), from "Conversations with the Dead" gelatin silver print on paper 11 x 14 in. ( 27.94 x 35.56 cm ) Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80