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This is a line drawing done in colors of red, orange, blue, yellow, brown and green, on white paper. In the top center portion of the sheet are the words, "A LIE". Below this are forms that resemble an egg, a slice of bacon, a piece of bread with a pat of yellow butter. Below these forms are some round shapes, labeled "flakes", a bowl and a carton of milk, labeled "milk".
Jean-Michel Basquiat
A Lie
1981
colored crayons | paper
Gift of Arthur Cohen in honor of Ben and Yetta Cohen
1985/2.18
This work shows a black and white photograph of a crowd of people outdoors, with trees in the background. On the left is a uniformed policeman holding a dog on a leash in one hand and a club in the other. In the center area there is a man, with his back to the viewer, who is being attacked by two dogs. One, controlled by another policeman, is ripping his clothing and the other, with teeth bared, is attacking his right hand. In the crowd there are men watching the attack and looking at the policemen.
Andy Warhol
Birmingham Race Riot
1964
screenprint | paper
Gift of Graham and Marianne Smith
1986/1.194.5
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.
1997/1.532
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
Photograph of field with wild flowers. Church is visible in background. Dark, thick clouds loom overhead.<br /><br />
Eva Caston 2017
Elliott Erwitt
Church at Wounded Knee, from "Portfolio of 15 Photographs"
1969 - 1988
gelatin silver print | paper
Gift of Gerald Lotenberg
1981/2.194.1
Photograph of a group of women protestors, smiling and holding posters, as they walk down a street fenced off to cars.
Garry Winogrand
Untitled
1963 - 1973
gelatin silver print | paper
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas M. Kenyon
1983/2.147
Max Yavno
Muscle Beach
1949
gelatin silver print | paper
Museum Purchase
1976/2.17
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
Laton Alton Huffman
Saddling the Wild Horse
1894
colotype print | paper
Gift of Dr. & Mrs. Michael Fauman

1983/2.62
Laton Alton Huffman
Stump Horn Bull, Absarokee Scout
1854 - 1931
colotype print | paper
Gift of Dr. & Mrs. Michael Fauman
1983/2.55
Around and behind a central image of a sewing machine are overlapping images of people, ships, a building fire, the Statue of Liberty, and small blocks of text.
Ida Abelman
My Father Reminisces
1937
lithograph | paper
Allocated by the U.S. Government
Commissioned through the New Deal art projects
1943.2
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.&nbsp;
Sargent Johnson
Lenox Avenue
1938
lithograph | paper
Allocated by the U.S. Government
Commissioned through the New Deal art projects
1943.63

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