This learning collection features selected objects, images, prints, paintings, and photographs from the University of Michigan Museum of Art’s collection designed to support educators in the history and social studies classroom. The “American History Abridged” provides highlighted objects and images from United States history, while the other collections feature specialized objects based on specific historical periods. When possible, the distinct historical learning collections include artwork created only during that era rather than works created later the depict earlier events. Some collections also contain contemporary works of art from artists like Kara Walker or Glenn Ligon that incorporate historical themes, subjects, and methodology in their work.
American View of Charleston, South Carolina engraving on paper 8 3/8 x 20 7/8 in. (21.27 x 53.02 cm);22 1/16 x 28 1/16 in. (56.04 x 71.28 cm);6 3/4 x 19 13/16 in. (17.15 x 50.32 cm) The Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial Collection
John Stanley Mount Hood from The Dalles oil on canvas 62 in x 96 ½ in (157.48 cm x 245.11 cm);62 in x 96 ½ in (157.48 cm x 245.11 cm) Gift of Mrs. Edith Stanley Bayles and the late Mrs. Jane C. Stanley
Bruce Giffin Music on the Streets of Detroit, from "Detroit Focus 2000" black and white photograph on paper 14 in. x 11 in. ( 35.5 cm x 27.9 cm ) Gift of Detroit Focus 2000, and partial purchase with funds from the Jean Paul Slusser Memorial Fund
Ansel Adams Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona gelatin silver print on paper 15 9/16 in x 19 1/2 in (39.53 cm x 49.53 cm);26 1/4 in x 32 1/4 in (66.68 cm x 81.92 cm);22 1/8 in x 28 1/8 in (56.2 cm x 71.44 cm) Gift of Harry H. Lunn, Jr.
Eliot Porter Shad Tree in Bloom, Great Smoky Mountains, 14 April 1968 cibachrome print on paper 20 in x 24 5/16 in (50.8 cm x 61.75 cm);28 in x 22 in (71.12 cm x 55.88 cm) Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Sobel