Prescient Partners Yi Hwan Kwon

Yi Hwan Kwon

Korean, born 1974

Prescient Partners: Alex Lin, Bong Lee, and Alexander Ho, from the series Jangdokdae, 2015

Fiberglass reinforced plastic with acrylic paint

Edition 4/5

Gift of Alexander Ho, Class of 1996, Bong Lee, and Alex Lin

El Anatsui Variation I_A

El Anatsui 

Ghanaian, born 1944; active in Nigeria 

Variation I_A, 2014 

Pigment print with hand collage 

Edition 16/16 

22 3/4 x 30 1/4 in. (57.8 × 76.8 cm) 

Gift, by exchange, of Dr. Sidney Tamarin, Class of 1930, and Mrs. Tamarin; Mervin Rosenman, Class of 1939; Gustave Gilbert; and Seward W. Eric, Class of 1914, and Mrs. Eric; supplemented by the David M. Solinger, Class of 1926, Fund 


Iran Kashan star tile

Iran, Ilkhanid period, Kashan 

Star-shaped tile with designs of figures and poetry, 11th–13th century

Earthenware with underglaze blue and overlustre decoration 

8 1/4 x 8 1/4 in. (21 × 21 cm) 

Acquired through the generosity of Judith Stoikov, Class of 1963 


Iran spouted vessel ceramic


Spouted vessel with handle and painted decoration, 800–600 BC

Ceramic: buff body with a burnished surface and red paint

Overall (including spout): 8 7/16 x 12 5/8 in. (21.5 × 32 cm) 

Gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation


Cambodia male torso 11th century sandstone

Cambodia (Khmer), Baphuon period

Male torso, 11th century


H. 22 1/2 in. (57.2 cm)

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Frederick Baekeland


Tiffany Chung Flora and Fauna Outgrowing the Future

Tiffany Chung 

Vietnamese-American, born 1969

Flora and Fauna Outgrowing the Future, 2010

Micro pigment ink, oil, and alcohol-based marker on vellum and paper

43 x 27 1/2 in. (109.2 × 69.9 cm) (sheet)

Acquired through the George and Mary Rockwell Fund


Liu Bolin Hiding in the City Info Wall

Liu Bolin 

Chinese, born 1973 

Hiding in the City, Info Wall, 2011 

Reverse-mounted color photograph 

46 3/4 x 59 in. (118.7 × 149.9 cm) 

Gift of the Kremnitzer Family: Amy Sklar, Class of 1979, and Kathryn Kremnitzer, Class of 2013 


Gordon Parks Fontenelles

Gordon Parks

American, 1912–2006

The Fontenelles at the Poverty Board, Harlem, New York, 1967 (negative); ca. 1967 (print)

Gelatin silver print

8 × 10 in. (20.3 × 25.4 cm) (sheet) 

Acquired through the Class of 1962 Fund for Photography


Courtesy of and © The Gordon Parks Foundation

Christian Houge Untitled Norway

Christian Houge

Norwegian, born 1972

Untitled 1, Norway, 2010

Inkjet print 

Edition 3/6

47 x 33 in. (119.4 × 83.8 cm)

Acquired through the Jennifer, Gale, and Ira Drukier Fund


Anna Betbeze Woods

Anna Betbeze

American, born 1980

Woods, 2014

Acid dyes, watercolor, and ash on wool

78 x 49 in. (198 x 124.5 cm)

Acquired through the generosity of the Donors to the Contemporary Art Fund


Pat Steir Brushstrokes on Rainbow Diptych

Pat Steir

American, born 1938

Brushstrokes on Rainbow Diptych, 2013

Monoprint: hand-painted with oil-based paint on a screenprint and signed

72 x 72 in. (182.9 × 182.9 cm) 

Acquired through the Stern Family Contemporary Art Acquisition Fund


John Buck Yarn

John Buck

American, born 1946

The Yarn, 2014

Color woodcut

Edition 5/15

55 1/2 x 37 in. (141 × 94 cm) 

Acquired through the generosity of Truman W. Eustis III, Class of 1951


Frank Morley Fletcher Floodgates

Frank Morley Fletcher

American, born England, 1866–1949

Floodgates, 1899

Color woodcut made with five wood blocks on white Japan paper

Edition 14/50

9 1/4 x 11 3/4 in. (23.5 × 29.8 cm) (sheet)

Acquired through the Kenneth Iscol, Class of 1960, and Jill Iscol Fund 


George Morland Landscape country couple mill

George Morland

British, 1763–1804

Landscape with country couple and mill

Pen and ink and watercolor

10 x 12 1/4 in. (25.4 × 31.1 cm) (frame)

From the estate of Thomas John Caparn, given by his great-grandson Oliver Chamberlain to the Johnson Museum, as part of the Caparn-Chamberlain Collection held by the Carl A. Kroch Library


Perret Christ and the Woman Taken in Adultery

Pieter (or Pedro) Perret

Flemish, 1555–ca. 1625, active in Spain

after Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Flemish, ca. 1525–1569

Christ and the Woman Taken in Adultery, 1579


10 1/2 x 13 1/2 in. (26.7 × 34.3 cm) (sheet)

Bequest of John L. Hochmann, Class of 1954, and Rene H. Jordan


Rembrandt Clement de Jonghe Johnson Museum Cornell

Rembrandt van Rijn

Dutch, 1606–1669

Clement de Jonghe, Printseller and Publisher, 1651

Etching, drypoint, and engraving

Fifth state of six

8 1.4 x 6 7/16 in. (21 × 16.4 cm) (sheet)

Acquired through the generosity of Helen-Mae and Seymour R. Askin, Jr., Class of 1947, and through the Frank and Margaret Robinson Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Acquisition Fund


Olafur Eliasson Park series 1998

Olafur Eliasson

Danish, born 1967

The park series, 1998


Edition 2/3

10 x 14 in. (25.4 x 35.6 cm) (sheet, each of 25) 

The Ames Family Collection of Contemporary Photography

2013.042.003 a-y

Goltzius Landscape chiaroscuro woodcut

Hendrik Goltzius

Dutch, 1558–1617 

Landscape with Trees and a Shepherd Couple, from the series The Four Small Landscapes, ca. 1597–98

Chiaroscuro woodcut from three blocks

Acquired through the generosity of Helen-Mae and Seymour R. Askin, Jr., Class of 1947, and through the Professor and Mrs. M. H. Abrams Purchase Fund


Iran square gold plaque deer repousseé


Square plaque with deer in repoussé, ca. 5th century BC


1 1/2 x 1 3/4 inches (3.81 x 4.45 cm)

Gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation

2014.024.003 a 

Arturo Herrera Untitled CO Yellow

Arturo Herrera

Born 1959 in Venezuela; lives and works in Germany

Untitled (CO Yellow), 2014

Mixed media on canvas

37 3/8 × 25 in. (94.9 × 63.5 cm)

Acquired through the Stern Family Contemporary Art Acquisition Fund


Photo courtesy of the artist and Sikkema Jenkins & Co.