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Caregiving, Risk, and Corona

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 7/8 x 23 3/8 in. (88.5 x 59.3 cm);40 x 28 x 1 in. (101.6 x 71.12 x 2.54 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by the Jean Paul Slusser Memorial Fund
Charles M. Young;Kara Walker
One of five prints from the suite "The Means to an End--A Shadow Drama in Five Acts"
1995
aquatint and etching | light cream Somerset Satin wove paper
Museum purchase made possible by the Jean Paul Slusser Memorial Fund
1996/2.4.5
Alonzo Foringer
The Greatest Mother in the World
color lithograph on paper
45 11/16 x 29 15/16 in. (116 x 76 cm)
Gift of Mr. Maurice F. Lyons
Painting of a woman holding two sleeping nude babies, wearing white fabric draped over her head and shoulders with abundant blue-green fabric wrapped and loosely gathered around the rest of her body standing in front of a lush background with areas of blue sky peaking through the foliage.
William-Adolphe Bouguereau
Charity (La Charité)
oil on canvas
54 ⅞ in x 44 ¼ in x 2 ½ in (139.38 cm x 112.4 cm x 6.35 cm);54 ⅞ in x 44 ¼ in x 2 ½ in (139.38 cm x 112.4 cm x 6.35 cm)
Bequest of Henry C. Lewis
A lady is seated in an open-air terrace, facing her attendant. They both seem to be in conversation and are holding tiny white flowers in their hands. An object that looks like a kalash or pot is placed between them, containing what could be white colored flowers. A pavilion in the background is set in front of the morning sky. A short verse is painted above the depicted scene.
Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Jaipur School
Ragamala Series: Scene of a lady and her maid
ink and opaque watercolor on paper
13 in x 9 3/4 in (33 cm x 24.7 cm);13 in x 9 3/4 in (33 cm x 24.7 cm)
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel
A woman sits on the edge of a bed in which a figure lays. A child stands next to the woman. A chair with a bag on it sits in the right bottom corner.
Käthe Kollwitz
Visit to the Hospital
woodcut on Japan paper
10 ⅞ in x 14 ⅛ in (27.62 cm x 35.88 cm);12 3/10 in x 16 ¼ in (31.27 cm x 41.28 cm);18 ⅛ in x 22 ⅛ in (46.04 cm x 56.2 cm)
Museum Purchase
Robert Thom
Medieval Hospitals, from "The History of Medicine"
oil on canvas
4 ft. 2 in. x 40 in. (127 x 101.6 cm)
From the collection of Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan, Gift of Pfizer, Inc.
A bust of a pensive female figure enrobed in drapery is encased in a medallion.  It is above a sketched scene with multiple figures in an interior space, who surround a man lying in a bed that is enframed by a garland of foliage.
Jean Baptiste Raphaël Urbain Massard
Étude du tableau de la dame de Charité
etching and engraving on laid paper
9 1/4 in x 6 5/16 in (23.5 cm x 16.03 cm)
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
Three people on a bus, all African-American, two women and one man. The two women are talking and one is holding a mannequin head in her lap.
Jamie Francis
Bus Riders, Columbia, SC
black and white photograph on paper
8 x 10 in. ( 20.32 x 25.4 cm )
Gift from the Collection of David S. Rosen MD, MPH
Two women sit in chairs next to a large metal pole at a street curb. Men, women, and children sit on a stone wall same distance from the street.
Ken Heyman
Newark Essay (woman seated at street corner on stools, others waiting at concrete wall)
vintage gelatin silver print on paper
10 ⅞ in x 8 ½ in (27.62 cm x 21.59 cm)
Gift of Zoe and Yuri Gurevich
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
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

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40 Collection Object Sources

Lenox Avenue (1943.63)
Ups and Downs (2002/1.202)
Mother© (1985/2.19)
Votes for Women (1964/2.154)
Untitled (1983/2.147)
Two Women (2000/2.164)
Untitled (1993/2.63)
Washing Clothes (2011/2.184)
Untitled (1993/2.13.1)
Untitled (1993/2.13.3)

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