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 1999 – 2000 photogravure | paper Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund 2004/2.11.7
Danny Lyon Cell Block (face behind bars, other prisoners behind him), from "Conversations with the Dead" 1968 – 2011 gelatin silver print | paper Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80 2014/2.357