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In this long horizontally oriented print, we see multiple people of various colors on a subway car; some sit and others stand holding onto subway poles. Windows show various scenes- a plane in the sky, men playing basketball, fish, musicians, and a small group of people walking with a flag. 
Jacob Lawrence
New York in Transit I
screenprint on paper
12 1/16 in x 36 1/4 in (30.64 cm x 92.07 cm);25 5/8 in x 48 5/8 in x 1 5/8 in (65.09 cm x 123.51 cm x 4.13 cm)
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
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
colored crayons on paper
24 in x 18 in (60.96 cm x 45.72 cm);24 in x 18 in (60.96 cm x 45.72 cm);28 in x 23 in (71.12 cm x 58.42 cm)
Gift of Arthur Cohen in honor of Ben and Yetta Cohen
Doug Webb
Liberty Renewed
serigraph on paper
28 13/16 in. x 37 in. ( 73.2 cm x 94 cm )
Gift of Jack A. and Noreen Rounick
Laton Alton Huffman
After the Buffalo Run, North Montana
colotype print on paper
9 15/16 in. x 7 15/16 in. ( 25.3 cm x 20.2 cm )
Gift of Dr. & Mrs. Michael Fauman
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"
gelatin silver print on paper
16 in. x 19 15/16 in. ( 40.7 cm x 50.7 cm )
Gift of Gerald Lotenberg
A man wearing a hat and large wool overcoat wipes his nose with a small cloth and smiles. He looks over at the woman next to him who lifts a rifle and closes one eye, pretending to aim.
Leonard Freed
The parents of a Dutch soldier are coming to the barracks on visiting day, mother is proud of her son's gun, Amersfoort, Holland, 1964
gelatin silver print on paper
8 ⅛ in x 5 ⅜ in (20.64 cm x 13.65 cm);8 ⅛ in x 5 ⅜ in (20.64 cm x 13.65 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Agah, Class of 1989 (BBA)
This colorful print is broken up in to four panels, which are divided by a black border with white dashes and then surrounded by a red border, which includes designs in white. In the upper left panel is the image of a blue and yellow house. The upper right shows a television set sitting on a table alongside a glass of milk, a key ring, notepad, plate, and cell phone. In the lower left panel, the bust of a girl with blonde hair in pig-tail braids is standing in front of two houses, one traditional and one modern. The lower right panel depicts an orange, yellow, and red store labeled "Shop and Buy" with a parking lot out front. The artist's initals are included in the print (l.r.) in white on red "RG".
Rodney Alan Greenblat
Christina's World
screenprint on paper
48 in x 38 3/4 in (121.92 cm x 98.43 cm);48 in x 38 3/4 in (121.92 cm x 98.43 cm)
Gift of Jack A. and Noreen Rounick
An actual police officer looking at the camera and an actor playing a police officer walking behind him.
Leonard Freed
A police officer at his post during the filming of a movie. There is a growing “police cult”; aficionados wear the odds and ends of uniforms, swagger along the street with handcuffs, keys and whistles dangling from their belts.
vintage gelatin silver print on paper
8 x 10 in. ( 20.32 x 25.4 cm )
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
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)
paint cans, wooden crate, American flag, rearview mirror, and ceramic figurine
33 1/2 in x 28 1/8 in x 12 in (85.09 cm x 71.44 cm x 30.48 cm)
Gift of H. David Zucca
Howard Bingham
Cleveland, 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
A black and white photograph of four people lying on the ground. One person's face is covered by an American flag, while the man behind her has his face covered by a hat. The group appears to be asleep. The feet and shoes of other people standing around the group of four is visible in the background. The print is signed (l.r.) "Edward Roberson" in pen.
Edward (Robbie) Roberson
Tired Marchers Sleep on the Streets—"We were tired, we were tired.", Selma, Alabama
inkjet print on paper
11 in x 14 in (27.94 cm x 35.56 cm)
Gift of Detroit Focus 2000, and partial purchase with funds from the Jean Paul Slusser Memorial Fund
Kara Walker
One of five prints from the suite "The Means to an End--A Shadow Drama in Five Acts"
aquatint and etching on light cream Somerset Satin wove paper
34 11/16 x 23 5/16 in. (88.1 x 59.1 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by the Jean Paul Slusser Memorial Fund

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Liberty Renewed (2004/2.43)
Flags (2016/2.157)
After Manet (2004/2.3)
A Lie (1985/2.18)
Untitled (1993/2.63)
$108 Bill (1976/2.111)
Miss Liberty (2004/2.20)
Untitled (1993/2.13.2)
Untitled (1993/2.13.1)
Sayed (2016/1.202)
Ghada (2016/1.203)
Indian Baby (2016/2.129)
Interconfined (2018/2.89)
Art Attack (1991/1.137)
New York City (1981/2.65.5)

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