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Recent Acquisitions

The Mark Lansburgh Collection

Hood Quarterly, winter 2008
Barbara Thompson, Curator of African, Oceanic, and Native American Collections

Recent Acquisitions: Charles Fairfax Murray, The Triumph of Love, 1870s

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2007

Charles Fairfax Murray was a close associate of Edward Burne-Jones (1833– 1898), one of the leading so-called Pre-Raphaelite artists active in England in the late nineteenth century. They advocated a revival of interest in medieval art and subject matter, a rebellion against conventional ideas and academic styles, and an assertion of the importance of emotion over intellect.

Recent Acquisitions: Edgar Degas, On Stage III, 1876–77

Recent Acquisitions: Lotte Jacobi, Hans Albers, 1930

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2007

From four generations of photographers, Lotte Jacobi took over her father’s Berlin photographic studio in 1927. She became one of the best-known photographers in Germany, particularly noted for her portraits of celebrities and artists. In 1935 she was forced to flee Nazi Germany and opened a studio and gallery in New York City, where she continued to pursue portraiture while freelancing as a photographer for Life magazine.

Recent Acquisitions: Preston Singletary, Tlingit Crest Hat, 2006

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2007

Traditionally, Northwest coast Native peoples made crest hats of cedar bark decorated with formline designs that were painted onto the wood with black, red, or green dyes. These abstract designs still assert ancestral lineages linking family members to specific animal or nature spirits.

Recent Acquisitions: Victor Masayesva Jr., Ground Zero, 1998/2007

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2007

Victor Masayesva Jr., who grew up on a Hopi Reservation in Hotevilla, Arizona, incorporates Hopi symbolism into his photography to depict the ruptured balance between humans and nature. Using antlers, flower petals, feathers, snake skins, cornstalks, and bones as visual metaphors for the cycle of life and death, Masayesva juxtaposes the destruction of humans, animals, land, and spirit against the reality of regeneration, life, and beauty in the southwestern landscape.

Recent Acquisitions: Pompeo Batoni, William Legge, second Earl of Dartmouth (1731–1801), 1756

Philip H. Greene Donates California Watercolors, 1930–60

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2007
Barbara J. MacAdam, Jonathan L. Cohen Curator of American Art

Recent Acquisitions: Attributed to the glassworks of Henry William Stiegel, pocket bottle, 1769–74

Recent Acquisitions: Nicholas Galanin, What Have We Become? Vol. 3 & 5a, 2007

Hood Quarterly, summer 2007

Nicholas Galanin, an emerging Tlingit artist, constructs enigmatic sculptures of masklike faces from blank sheets and pages from nineteenth-century anthropological books as part of a series of paper sculptures addressing the politics of cultural representation and contemporary indigenous identity. The materiality of the sculptures is significant to him.

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