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    • Macauley's Theatre Collection

    • Macauley's Theatre Collection

    • Theater--United States; Theater--Kentucky--Louisville; Actors; Actresses; Portrait photographs; Costumes

    • 1493 images originally hung in the lobby of Macauley's Theatre on Walnut Street in downtown Louisville, Kentucky (1873-1952). Primarily studio portraits of actors and actresses from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, these images document the...
    • Uluburun [Turkey] shipwreck, full-scale replica of ship.

    • Uluburun [Turkey] shipwreck, full-scale replica of ship.

    • Ships; Sailing ships; Cargo ships; Vessels; Vehicles; Shipwrecks; Vessel components; Cargo holds; Pottery; Containers; Men; Clothing & dress; Reproductions; Reconstructions; Conjectural works; Sections

    • "A full-scale replica of the ship in the Museum of Underwater Archaeology in Bodrum, Turkey." (Caption, p. 315); "Without doubt it was a royal cargo. And an exceptional one, at that. We can only guess how its loss, toward the end of...
    • Who's Afraid of Aunt Jemima? Quilt & Book by Faith Ringgold.

    • Who's Afraid of Aunt Jemima? Quilt & Book by Faith Ringgold.

    • Paintings; Acrylic paintings; Mixed media; Quilts; Textiles; Textile art; Sewing; Needlework; Embroidery; Books; Storytelling; Inscriptions; Lettering (Layout features); Punctuation; Question marks; Names; Fantasy; Fictitious characters; Memorial...

    • "A moving tribute to her mother, this work combines the personal and the political. The quilt includes a narrative - the witty story of the family of Aunt Jemima, most familiar as the stereotypical black 'mammy' but here a successful African...
    • The Discussion, detail.

    • The Discussion, detail.

    • Paintings; Discussion; Debates; Politics & government; Political issues; Political parties; Men; Artists; Clothing & dress; Suits (Clothing); Coats; Cigarettes; Details

    • "According to the artist this painting depicted an 'ideological discussion'. As such it evokes the stormy realist-abstraction debates, and allied political differences, among artists in Italy after the Second World War. Stylistically, the work...
    • The Discussion.

    • The Discussion.

    • Paintings; Discussion; Debates; Politics & government; Political issues; Political parties; Men; Artists; Clothing & dress; Suits (Clothing); Coats; Backs (Anatomy); Eyeglasses; Sitting; Cigarettes; Smoking; Newspapers; Periodicals; Chairs;...

    • "According to the artist this painting depicted an 'ideological discussion'. As such it evokes the stormy realist-abstraction debates, and allied political differences, among artists in Italy after the Second World War. Stylistically, the work...
    • Untitled (Shanty).

    • Untitled (Shanty).

    • Sculpture; Architecture; Buildings; Houses; Dwellings; Huts; Shelters; Housing; Architectural elements; Walls; Doors & doorways; Wheels

    • "Alice Aycock […] bases her forms on the logic of the imagination. […] Aycock revels in conjuring the past. The rich associative content of her sculpture is often nurtured by fanciful titles and accompanying texts that refer to history,...
    • Uluburun [Turkey] shipwreck, artifacts.

    • Uluburun [Turkey] shipwreck, artifacts.

    • Sculpture; Metalwork; Goldwork; Figurines; Pendants (Jewelry); Jewelry; Boxes; Cosmetics; Mechanical works; Women; Acrobats; Acrobatics; Entertainers; Goddesses; Myths; Legends; Supernatural beings; Fictitious characters; Nudes;Clothing &...

    • "Artifacts from the wreck include: the ivory figurine of a female acrobat with her feet on her head; a gold pendant of a nude fertility goddess holding gazelles in her hands; a partly gold-clad bronze figurine of a goddess, perhaps the ship's...
    • The Gamble.

    • The Gamble.

    • Collages; Mixed media; Leisure; Recreation; Social life; Gambling; Games; Card games; Cards; Playing cards; Women; Clothing & dress; Dresses; Sitting; Standing; Tables; Furniture

    • "In Romare Bearden (1914-88) Harlem found its own history painter, an artist who won dominion over form by studying the Old Masters, and then reinvigorated it with the jazzy rhythms pioneered in painting by Stuart Davis, the master of...
    • This Is How You Sit Correctly (after Goya).

    • This Is How You Sit Correctly (after Goya).

    • Paintings; Acrylic paintings; Collages; Allusions; Women; Heads (Anatomy); Faces; Clothing & dress; Dresses; Headgear; Pointing fingers; Smiling; Chairs; Seating furniture; Furniture; Doors & doorways; Floors; Snakes; Reptiles; Animals;...

    • "Polke's work frequently juxtaposes images wrenched from different periods of history. At the bottom left he makes use of a collage by the early twentieth-century Surrealist Max Ernst, whilst the central image derives from a satirical etching...
    • History Portraits, Untitled #183.

    • History Portraits, Untitled #183.

    • Photographs; Photographic prints; Women; Artists; Photographers; Actors; Costumes; Portraits; Portrait photographs; History; Fictitious characters; Standing; Posing; Clothing & dress; Dresses; Lace; Nudism; Breasts; Jewelry; Bracelets; Books;...

    • "The photographs in History Portraits are all Kodak C-prints, framed under Plexiglass, in a limited edition of six each" (p.62); silver frame (p.63).
    • History Portraits, Untitled #200.

    • History Portraits, Untitled #200.

    • Photographs; Photographic prints; Women; Artists; Photographers; Actors; Costumes; Portraits; Portrait photographs; History; Fictitious characters; Sitting; Posing; Clothing & dress; Dresses; Shawls; Headgear; Draperies; Picture frames

    • "The photographs in History Portraits are all Kodak C-prints, framed under Plexiglass, in a limited edition of six each" (p.62); silver frame (p.63).
    • History Portraits, Untitled #201.

    • History Portraits, Untitled #201.

    • Photographs; Photographic prints; Women; Artists; Photographers; Actors; Costumes; Portraits; Portrait photographs; History; Fictitious characters; Men; Sitting; Posing; Clothing & dress; Trousers; Stripes; Coats; Neckwear; Lace; Hairstyles;...

    • "The photographs in History Portraits are all Kodak C-prints, framed under Plexiglass, in a limited edition of six each" (p.62); silver frame (p.63).
    • History Portraits, Untitled #222.

    • History Portraits, Untitled #222.

    • Photographs; Photographic prints; Women; Artists; Photographers; Actors; Costumes; Portraits; Portrait photographs; History; Fictitious characters; Older people; Sitting; Posing; Clothing & dress; Dresses; Collars; Neckwear; Lace; Headgear;...

    • "The photographs in History Portraits are all Kodak C-prints, framed under Plexiglass, in a limited edition of six each" (p.62); wood frame (p.62).
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