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Dinh Q. Lê 

Vietnamese, born 1968

Untitled, from the series Cambodia: Splendor and Darkness, 1998

C-print and linen tape

Acquired through the George and Mary Rockwell Fund



James Van Der Zee

American, 1886–1983

Rider in Habit, 1939

Vintage gelatin silver print

9 1/2 x 7 1/2 in.

Acquired in honor of Frank Robinson through the Jennifer, Gale, and Ira Drukier Fund; the Herbert F. Johnson ’22 Endowment; the Tanner Family Purchase Fund; and the Deborah Goodman Davis ’85 and Gerald R. Davis ’85 Fund; with support from Andy Grundberg ’69 and Merry Foresta ’77


Walker Evans

American, 1903–1975

Untitled, from the portfolio Imperial Washington, 1952

Gelatin silver print

11 1/2 x 10 1/2 in.

Gift of Gary Davis, Class of 1976


© Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art


Alfred Eisenstaedt

German, 1898–1995

CIO Union Hall at 141 Hopewell Ave., Aliquippa, PA, 1936

Gelatin silver print

8 x 9 3/4 in.

Gift of Gary Davis, Class of 1976


Time & Life Pictures / Getty Images


Gabriel Pérelle (French, 1603–1677)

Nicolas Pérelle (French, 1631–1695)

The Château of St. Cloud viewed from the side with the great pool done by the Sieur Girard, architect, from Views of the Beautiful Houses near Paris


8 1/2 x 12 inches (plate)

Acquired through the generosity of Malcolm and Karen Whyte


Salvator Rosa

Italian, 1615–1673

The Death of Atilius Regulus, ca. 1662

Etching, second state of two

19 3/8 x 28 7/8 in.

Gift of Professor Christian F. Otto



Hank Willis Thomas (American, born 1976)

in collaboration with Sanford Biggers (American, born 1970)

Seeker, 2012

Digital C-print and Plexiglas with Lumisty film

Edition 3/3 + 1 AP

48 1/2 x 40 in.

Acquired through the Jennifer, Gale, and Ira Drukier Fund


Courtesy of the artists and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York


Shiva Ahmadi

Iranian, born 1975

Untitled 12, from the series Throne, 2012

Watercolor, ink, and acrylic on Aquabord

17 x 11 1/2 in.

Acquired through the Jarett F. and Younghee Kim-Wait Fund for Middle Eastern Arts


Courtesy of the artist and Leila Heller Gallery


Seo Byeong-O

Korean, 1862–1935

Orchid and Rock

Hanging scroll: ink on paper

54 x 26 in.

Acquired through the Jarett F. and Younghee Kim-Wait Fund for Korean Arts



Democratic Republic of the Congo, Songye people

Female Kifwebe mask

Carved wood, white pigment, and twine

Approx. 16 x 8 1/4 x 8 1/4 in.

Gift of Thomas Carroll, PhD 1951



Simeon Solomon

British, 1840–1905

Sleeper with Opium Poppies

Pencil on paper

7 1/2 x 9 1/4 in.

Acquired through the Ernest I. White, Class of 1893, Endowment Fund and the Herbert F. Johnson, Class of 1922, Endowment, with additional support from the Marcia Jacobson and Daniel R. Schwarz Johnson Museum Purchase Fund



Sarah Brayer

American, born 1957; lives and works in Japan

Oceanic Moon, 2011

Five-panel washi paper work with luminescent pigment and aquatint

78 x 210 in.

Acquired through the generosity of Judith Stoikov, Class of 1963

2012.058 a-e

Courtesy of the artist


Northwestern Burma, Naga culture

Naga Chief’s mantel, ca. 1930–50

Cotton, dog hair, and cowrie shells

43 x 57 1/2 in.

Acquired through the George and Mary Rockwell Fund



India, Delhi

Two chained prisoners, page from the Fraser Album, ca. 1816–20

Gouache on paper

7 7/8 x 12 5/8 in.

Acquired through the George and Mary Rockwell Fund

2013.007 a


Hats, California

Salmon River, Hupa people, attributed to Mae Henderson (1909–1997)

At left, ca. 1950 (2013.015.001)

Yurok people

Center, ca. 1900 (2013.015.002)

Salmon River, Hupa people

At right, ca. 1920 (2013.015.003)

Gifts of Bette Franklin ’61, and Brad Franklin ’60


Ciro Ferri

Italian, 1634–1689

Saints Augustine, Jerome, Bartholomew, and an unidentified saint, after 1670

Pen and brown wash over black chalk; squared in black chalk

Sheet: 15 3/4 x 17 1/4 in. (40 × 43.8 cm)

Mount: 16 1/8 x 18 5/8 in. (41 × 47.3 cm)

Acquired through the generosity of Helen-Mae and Seymour Askin, Jr., Class of 1947, and Diane A. Nixon



Ishikawa Shoun

Japanese, 1895–1973

Flower basket, ca. 1930–40


18 1/2 x 11 x 10 in. (47 x 27.9 x 25.4 cm)

Collection of Ritalou Rogow Harris, Class of 1957, and Robert O. Harris



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