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F18 Maugeri - AMCULT 498 / WOMENSTD 434 - Skin Deep: Race and Beauty in American Culture

Baldwin Lee
Untitled, Vicksburg, MS
gelatin silver print on paper
16 1/16 in x 19 15/16 in (40.8 cm x 50.64 cm);16 1/8 in x 20 in (40.96 cm x 50.8 cm);15 1/8 in x 19 in (38.42 cm x 48.26 cm);22 1/4 in x 28 1/4 in (56.52 cm x 71.75 cm)
Museum Purchase
This image is a circular format black and white photograph depicting four young African American girls wearing floral dresses lounging on a blanket in the grass. Three girls sit or prop themselves up and look at the camera, the fourth girl lays down, with her eyes closed. The glass in the frame has a domed surface, creating a fish-eye effect.
Carrie Mae Weems
After Manet
chromogenic print on paper
33 ¾ in x 33 ¾ in x 1 ½ in (85.73 cm x 85.73 cm x 3.81 cm);33 ¾ in x 33 ¾ in x 1 ½ in (85.73 cm x 85.73 cm x 3.81 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by the W. Hawkins Ferry Fund
A female nude reclining on a bed wearing one yellow slipper on her left foot, a gold bracelet on her right arm and a black ribbon tied in a bow around her neck.  An African American woman in a blue dress stands behind her holding a bouquet of yellow and white flowers. A small monkey sits at the foot of the bed.  All subjects look directly at the viewer.
Mel Ramos
Manet's Olympia
collotype on wove paper
20 1/16 in x 26 9/16 in (50.9 cm x 67.4 cm);26 1/8 in x 32 1/8 in (66.36 cm x 81.6 cm)
Gift of Dr. Reuven Bar-Levav
This is an abstract face of a figure looking to the right. The head is divided into compartments of varying textures by several straight lines. There are piano keys are on the left side of the head, and a cigarette at top left. 
Sargent Claude Johnson
Lenox Avenue
lithograph on paper
12 ½ in x 8 9/16 in (31.75 cm x 21.75 cm)
Allocated by the U.S. Government Commissioned through the New Deal art projects
The color screenprint depicts four dark skinned figures walking past a construction site—likely a family. The man is dressed in a black suit, black shoes, yellow tie, and tan hat. The woman wears a red and white dress, yellow jacket, and red cap. The little girl stands to the left of mother, holding her hand. She wears a yellow dress, white tights, brown shoes, and a red cap. A small boy wears brown pants, tan shoes, a yellow shirt, and blue jacket. He stands to the right of the father and holds his hand.  <br /><br />
In the background, there are three men working at the construction site. There are two men in blue jumpsuits, one has dark skin and the other white. A third dark skinned man wears a gray jumpsuit and holds a saw. The print is signed and dated (l.r.) "Jacob Lawrence 1974" in pencil.
Jacob Lawrence
Builders (The Family)
screenprint on paper
34 in x 25 3/4 in (86.36 cm x 65.41 cm);29 15/16 in x 22 1/8 in (76.04 cm x 56.2 cm);38 3/4 in x 28 in (98.43 cm x 71.12 cm)
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
A photograph of a young girl ordering a drink at a bar. She holds her arm up, revealing a watch, and wears sunglasses on her head. A large red drink sits in the foreground on the bar and a neon sign hangs in the background.
Lauren Greenfield
Jessica, 13, orders a nonalcoholic drink at a party, Beverly Hills
dye destruction print on paper
11 in x 14 in (27.94 cm x 35.56 cm)
Gift from the Collection of David S. Rosen MD, MPH
Bertha Lum
Pied Piper
color print on paper
16 1/16 in. x 19 15/16 in. ( 40.8 cm x 50.64 cm )
Gift of Gilbert M. Frimet
This print shows two figures dancing in front of three musicians by the water with a moon in the sky and reflected in the water. A far away seaside fort is visible in the upper left corner.&nbsp;
Miguel Covarrubias
Afro-Cuban Dancers and Percussionists
lithograph on paper
9 1/4 in x 13 1/2 in (23.5 cm x 34.29 cm);11 15/16 in x 16 1/16 in (30.32 cm x 40.8 cm);22 1/16 in x 28 1/8 in (56.04 cm x 71.44 cm)
Museum Purchase
Howard Chandler Christy
Clear-the-Way!! Buy Bonds - Fourth Liberty Loan
color lithograph on paper
29 15/16 x 20 1/8 in. (76 x 51 cm)
Gift of Mr. Maurice F. Lyons
This drawing shows the head of a man. Sketched lines with shading around cheeks and eyes, which are closed, create the visage.  A faintly visible hat is sketched on the head. The drawing is signed (u.r.) "Anton Refregier." It may also say "San Francisco" although the handwriting is not clear.
Anton Refregier
Study of a Man's Head for "History of California"
graphite on paper
16 3/4 in x 13 15/16 in (42.55 cm x 35.4 cm)
Photolithographic print in pink, orange, white and yellow with a face of a woman at the top and horizontal stripes then a grid at the bottom. The woman has metal curlers in her hair and a cosmetic face mask on, which is pink, in contrast to the orange image.
Sir Eduardo Paolozzi
Astute sizing up perfume trends
photolithograph on paper
14 15/16 in x 10 in (38 cm x 25.4 cm)
Gift of Professor Diane M. Kirkpatrick
Image of a smiling woman with short, dark hair, seen from the shoulders up in the far right foreground of the frame. A blurred reflection of her and a standing woman in a light dress can be seen in the far left background.
Flip Schulke
Inuit woman at a hair salon
gelatin silver print on paper
12 ⅝ in x 8 ½ in (32.07 cm x 21.59 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Agah, Class of 1989 (BBA)

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