Collection Artwork
A black and white photograph of a light-skinned, female ballet dancer in a white dress posing with one arm raised above her head.
Carl Van Vechten (Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1880 – 1964, New York, New York)
[Alicia Markova as "The Dying Swan"]
November 24, 1948
gelatin silver print
image size: 5 3/8 x 3 3/8 in.
paper size: 5 3/8 x 3 3/8 in.
The Jack Shear Collection of Photography at the Tang Teaching Museum
2017.41.684
Blindstamped, lower right: PH[OTOGR]A[PH] BY / CARL [V]A[N] VECHTEN

Ongoing Research

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Ajay Sinha on Carl Van Vechten
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Pattern by Monica Andrews '19
Inspired by the exhibition 3-D Doings: The Imagist Object in Chicago Art, 1964-1980
The Tang Pattern Project celebrates the Museum’s 20th anniversary. Organized by Head of Design Jean Tschanz-Egger, past and current Tang Design Interns created patterns inspired by the Museum’s exhibition and event history.