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Wendy Red Star, <em>1880 Crow Peace Delegation</em>
Wendy Red Star, 1880 Crow Peace Delegation

Red Star annotated photographs to restore dignity and context to government-issue photographs of Crow chiefs.

Ed Kienholz and Nancy Reddin Kienholz, <em>Useful Art #5: The Western Motel</em>
Ed Kienholz and Nancy Reddin Kienholz, Useful Art #5: The Western Motel

This collaboratively-created work brings the darkly psychological space of Americana into the gallery.

Marcel Duchamp, <em>Boite-en-valise, Series F</em>
Marcel Duchamp, Boite-en-valise, Series F

Duchamp’s wife spent hours gluing prints of her husband’s work onto cardboard for this “portable retrospective.”

Muromachi to Momoyama period Negoro ware ewer
Muromachi to Momoyama period Negoro ware ewer

This delicate red vessel resembles patinated metal, but it’s made from wood that’s lacquered (coated with sap).