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W17 Calvo-Quiros - AMCULT 103 - First Year Seminar in American Studies

Latina/o Art and Aesthetics in the U.S.

Cityscape showing downtown Detroit against a reddish orange sky in 1947. Along the bottom edge of the painting, people wait to load a bus and several vehicles drive on a street perpendicular to them. Multiple buildings several stories tall line the background of the painting.
Carlos Lopez
Downtown Detroit
1947
gouache | paper
Gift of the J.L. Hudson Company
1956/1.90
This is a collage of black and white photographs showing parts of automobiles including mirror images of some of them, making the near symmetry a bit syncopated. There are repeated photos of two different couples, one of a man and a woman, the other of two men, photos of textiles and a photo of woman wearing similar textile, and a large hat in the bottom left corner. 
George Vargas
Temple of Autos
1984
photo collage | foam core
Gift of the artist
2004/1.155
A mixed media assemblage consisting of welding goggles, rusted metal, a padlock, and two rusted bells hanging from a chain mounted on a wooden board with screws. The position of the objects, with goggles at the top, makes the assemblage look vaguely face-like.
George Vargas
Michigan Worker
1985
welding goggles, metal, hanging bells, rusty bottle cap, pulleys, chains, padlock | plywood
Gift of the artist
2004/1.153
Enrique Chagoya
UtopianCannibal.org
2000
color lithograph, woodcut, chine collé, and collage
Museum Purchase made possible by the Jean Paul Slusser Memorial Fund
2001/2.81
A two point perspective lithograph print depicting a high-rise building in New York.
Emilio Sanchez
New York on a Sunny Day
1987
color lithograph | paper
Gift of the Emilio Sanchez Foundation
2011/2.67
This color lithograph depicts the front facade of a blue house, with a tower-like element in the center sporting a white pyramid hip roof. At the right, there is a gate with the large canopy of green visible just beyond. 
Emilio Sanchez
La Casita Azul
1978 – 1988
lithograph | paper
Gift of the Emilio Sanchez Foundation
2011/2.72
Manuel Alvarez Bravo
Day of All Dead
1933 – 1981
gelatin silver print | paper
Gift of Lawrence and Carol Zicklin
1987/1.174.8
This pring shows the shoulders and skull of a skeleton wearing a wide brimmed hat adorned with plumes and decorative objects. 
José Guadalupe Posada
Calavera de la Catrina
1905 – 1915
relief etching | paper
Museum Purchase
1958/1.124
In this line drawing, three figures are seated on the ground, in a diagonal row, making hats out of grasses. The first has a large bundle of raw materials, the second appears to be weaving them, and the third, a woman, is holding a nearly finished hat. Behind them is a large pile of hats.
Diego Rivera
Hat Makers
1931
India ink | india ink on paper
Gift of Mrs. Florence L. Stol
1964/2.42
This print shows a black and white skull on a hairy, insect-like body with a tail and six legs. The figure holds another skull in its right hand and a bone in its left hand. Other smaller skulls and bones surround the figure.
José Guadalupe Posada
Calavera Huertista
1905 – 1915
relief engraving | paper
Museum Purchase
1958/1.122
Manuel Alvarez Bravo
How Small the World Is
1942 – 1981
gelatin silver print | paper
Gift of Lawrence and Carol Zicklin
1987/1.174.15
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. 
Miguel Covarrubias
Afro-Cuban Dancers and Percussionists
1920 – 1940
lithograph | paper
Museum Purchase
1953/2.45

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