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    • Untitled (museum), 2007

    • Weems, Carrie Mae, 1953-
    • People walking up and sitting on the steps to the British Museum seem not to notice the tall female figure in a long black dress standing facing them. The figure is most likely Weems. The stairs cut midway through the image on a horizontal line....
    • Black-and-white photography; Women artists, Black; Women, Black, in art; Columns; Stairs; Dresses; British Museum
    • Duke Ellington, Paris, 1958

    • Leonard, Herman
    • Herman Leonard captured the great jazz icons of the mid-20th century. The large frame of this portrait of Duke Ellington in profile at the piano takes an audience's eyeview. Fanning across the image from the upper-right hand corner, the spotlight's...
    • Black-and-white photography; Music; Men; Musicians
    • Madonna

    • Catlett, Elizabeth, 1915-
    • The "Africanized stylization" of three figures in an arched frame and the title given by the artist reflect the quality of a Christian icon and image of Madonna and child. In rendition, there are three figures with the female child wearing a rebozo...
    • Linoleum block-printing; Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint-Art; Women; Children
    • Untitled, 2005

    • Ringgold, Faith
    • On a brightly colored background, a black woman wearing a white dress, white hat and round glasses stands with her hands folded and a purse on her arm. She appears to be standing at the edge of a forest. Text frames the image. This is the same...
    • Black; Women, Black, in art; Dresses; Women's hats; Trees; Underground Railroad
    • Untitled, 1992

    • Cowin, Eileen
    • In the lower left corner of the image, two birds of prey seem to be in flight with wings out stretched. In the upper right background, a man with his head down and arms behind him appears to be holding or hanging from a tree trunk.
    • Black-and-white photography; Birds of prey; Birds-Flight; Wings (Anatomy); Owls; Hawks; Men
    • I see you

    • Lewis, Samella S.
    • Relief image of the head and neck of a person looking off center.
    • Linoleum block-printing; African American art; Face in art
    • Old Yuma Jail, 1947

    • Yavno, Max
    • A view through an open doorway of what looks to be a bathroom or outhouse of an abandoned building. This black and white image was taken on a shoot with friend and fellow photographer and artist, Aaron Siskind.
    • Black-and-white photography; Toilets; Abandoned buildings; Brick walls; Jails
    • Woman in white

    • Anderson, William
    • A woman in a white dress and scarf bends over holding a ball placed in a shelf under a full dish rack. Behind the objects is a wood wall that looks to have headless and partially nude female figures with arms outstretched painted on it.
    • Black-and-white photography; Women, Black, in art; Dresses; Scarves; Balls (Sporting goods)
    • In the Garden of the Bee Priestess II: Sacred Grove 3

    • Macko, Nancy
    • In this series, the plumb bob, similar in shape to the bee and a woman's figure, reappears as a motif. Macko used rubber stamps, combined with brilliant blue aquatint and multi-plate etching to create the composition of reoccuring images of bees,...
    • Art, Modern-21st century; Birds; Beehives; Bees; Roses; Plumb bobs; Gods, Minoan
    • Pressure Ridge, Scott Base, Antarctica

    • Campbell, Joyce
    • From the series, Last Light: Antarctic Photographs, taken when Campbell traveled to the Ross Sea region of Antarctica. "The series makes allusion to the interconnectedness of natural systems and human intervention and complicates the simplistic...
    • Black-and-white photography; Arctic regions; Ecology; Ross Sea (Antarctica); Snow; Ice
    • Untitled no. 7

    • Turk, Elizabeth
    • Produced during Turk's residency at the McColl Center for Visual Arts, the drawing served as preparation for the 2003 Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery's exhibition, "Matter and Matrix." The artist received a B.A. in International Relations from...
    • Art; Vertebrae; Anatomy, Artistic
    • Sequential view 105, near Vasquez Rocks

    • Flick, Robbert
    • A grid of small uniform images of different views of rock formations, nine across and six down, taken near Vasquez Rocks in Southern California.
    • Black-and-white photography; Photography of rocks; Photography, Artistic
    • Blacksmith

    • Delaney, Janet
    • Color photograph of Johnny Ryan, blacksmith at Edwin Klocker Blacksmith, 433 Folsom Street. l980. Part of the documentary series on the effects of urban renewal, South of Market Survey Project.
    • Color photography; Documentary photography; Blacksmiths; Blacksmithing-Equipment and supplies; Metal-work; Metal-working machinery; Working class men
    • Washtub blues

    • Saar, Alison
    • Against a deep blue background, a woman in a long white dress and headscarf looks down into a washtub with her face reflected in the water.
    • Women, Black, in art; Dresses; Scarves; Basins (Containers)
    • Beverly Hills chauffeur, 1975

    • Friedkin, Anthony
    • A driver in sunglasses and hat smiles from the passenger seat of a limousine. This black and white photograph is part of the series, The Beverly Hills Essay 1975.
    • Black-and-white photography; Limousines; Professional motor vehicle drivers
    • Survivor

    • Catlett, Elizabeth, 1915-
    • A black woman stands with both hands gripping what appears to be a broom handle.
    • Linocut; Women, Black; Portraits; Aprons; Scarves
    • Untitled no. 5

    • Turk, Elizabeth
    • Produced during Turk's residency at the McColl Center for Visual Arts, the drawing served as preparation for the 2003 Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery's exhibition, "Matter and Matrix." The artist received a B.A. in International Relations from...
    • Art; Vertebrae; Anatomy, Artistic
    • Untitled no. 4

    • Turk, Elizabeth
    • Produced during Turk's residency at the McColl Center for Visual Arts, the drawing served as preparation for the 2003 Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery's exhibition, "Matter and Matrix." The artist received a B.A. in International Relations from...
    • Art; Vertebrae; Anatomy, Artistic
    • Mirror, mirror

    • Saar, Alison
    • On the back of a frying pan, possibly cast-iron, the eyebrows nose, and mouth of a face are visible. "The skillet references African American history: cooking with a cast iron skillet and washing clothing in a wooden washtub are parts of a Black...
    • Sculpture; Art metal-work; Skillets; Face; Symbolism
    • Joan Crawford, 1932

    • Hurrell, George, 1904-1922
    • Joan Crawford in profile, poses gazing over her left shoulder with her arm obscuring her mouth and hand above her head vanishing into the darkness behind her. The print is signed by the photographer and numbered 145 of 190.
    • Black-and-white photography; Motion picture actors and actresses; Crawford, Joan, 1908-1977

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