How We Organize Ourselves

I.B. Units of Inquiry 

An inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function or organizations; societal decision- making; economic activities and their impact on human kind and the environment. 

An image of two figures dressed in head-to-toe flowing red garb with their faces obscured. One looks toward the viewer. Tents and a large mountain can be seen in the background.
Peter Turnley
Eritrean Refugees, Eastern Sudan, 1988
archival pigment print on paper
20 in x 24 in (50.8 cm x 60.96 cm);13 ¼ in x 20 in (33.66 cm x 50.8 cm)
Gift of David and Jennifer Kieselstein
Two shadowed figures with weapons on the left face a group of four figures, in the light, on the right. Of the four, one is holding a sign and another is lying on the ground. Smoke from a fire billows in the background alongside industrial machinery.
Thomas Hart Benton
Mine Strike
lithograph on paper
9 3/16 in x 10 7/8 in (23.34 cm x 27.62 cm)
Museum Purchase
Bruce Davidson
Untitled (Child with a Doll Carriage), from "Welsh Miners"
gelatin silver print on paper
16 in x 19 15/16 in (40.64 cm x 50.64 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas M. Kenyon
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
Bill Rauhauser
Belle Isle, Detroit, Michigan, from "Detroit Focus 2000"
black and white photograph on paper
11 in. x 14 in. ( 27.9 cm x 35.5 cm )
Gift of Detroit Focus 2000, and partial purchase with funds from the Jean Paul Slusser Memorial Fund
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)
1980 – 2010
paint cans, wooden crate, American flag, rearview mirror, ceramic |
Gift of H. David Zucca
The scene takes place in a dark interior room, seen from the street. The rough stone of the doorway frames a seated woman and a young boy standing nearby. In addition to light illuminating the interior from the street, there is a recessed window niche along the left wall of the room.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler
Rag Pickers, Quartier Mouffetart, Paris
etching and drypoint on paper
7 15/16 in. x 5 5/8 in. ( 20.1 cm x 14.3 cm )
Museum Purchase
Tibetan Buddhist deity
1967 – 1999
ink, opaque mineral pigments, and gold | silk
Gift of Robert B. Jacobs
A group of people outside of a church praying because there is no more room inside. The streets are covered with parked cars.
Danny Lyon
The mass meeting in Danville is so crowded that it overflows out into the yard. When word arrives that heavily armed police and an armored vehicle are waiting up the road, the crowd disperses, leaving the SNCC workers to exit last, from "Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement"
1963 – 2010
gelatin silver print | paper
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
This photograph depicts a view of a desert landscape with a fish hanging from the top of a thin pole in the foreground.  Behind the fish is a small cemetery that has mounds and crosses and in the distance are a few small buildings. Two more poles with fish hanging from them appear farther away in the image to the right of the fish in the foreground.
Patrick Nagatani
Japanese Children's Day Carp Banners, Paguate Village, Jackpile Mine Uranium Tailings, Laguna Pueblo Reservation, New Mexico
dye destruction print on paper
16 ⅛ in x 20 1/16 in (40.96 cm x 50.96 cm)
Gift of Beverly Baker in memory of Morris D. Baker
In this print, four women in shawls and layers of cloth are positioned on their hands and knees or laying on the ground. All of them are reaching for a small seed, perhaps a kernal of corn. Their bodies span two jagged cracks that split the ground in a small clearing in a field.
Francisco Dosamantes
Gathering Up Kernels
linoleum cut on paper
22 5/8 x 15 5/8 in. (57.47 x 39.69 cm);32 1/16 x 26 1/16 in. (81.44 x 66.2 cm);25 13/16 x 19 3/4 in. (65.56 x 50.17 cm);22 5/8 x 15 5/8 in. (57.47 x 39.69 cm)
Museum Purchase
Michael Kenna
The Rouge Study #60, Dearborn, MI
sepia-toned gelatin silver print on paper
7 15/16 in x 7 1/2 in (20.2 cm x 19 cm)
Gift of Shirley Kollins in memory of Lee Kollins


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Who Are We? 
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Where We are in Place and Time
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How We Express Ourselves
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How the World Works
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How We Organize Ourselves
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Sharing the Planet  
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