New York City Street Corner, High Angle View, Walker Evans, 1929. © Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York City Street Corner, High Angle View, Walker Evans, 1929. © Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Study of People and Shadows, Paris, André Kertész, 1928. © Estate of André Kertész

Study of People and Shadows, Paris, André Kertész, 1928. © Estate of André Kertész

Caspar David Friedrich, "A Walk at Dusk," c. 1830-1835. A German Romantic painter, Friedrich paints a haunting, misty scene of a lone man walking past a megalithic tomb.

Caspar David Friedrich, "A Walk at Dusk," c. 1830-1835. A German Romantic painter, Friedrich paints a haunting, misty scene of a lone man walking past a megalithic tomb.

Dancing Nymph; Arthur F. Kales (American, 1882 - 1936); about 1917; Platinum print; 27.1 x 20.4 cm (10 11/16 x 8 1/16 in.); 86.XM.748.11; Gift of Michael Wilson

Dancing Nymph; Arthur F. Kales (American, 1882 - 1936); about 1917; Platinum print; 27.1 x 20.4 cm (10 11/16 x 8 1/16 in.); 86.XM.748.11; Gift of Michael Wilson

Walker Evans (United States, 1903 - 1975)  New York City, circa 1930, printed circa 1930  Photograph, Gelatin-silver print, Image: 10 5/8 x 7 7/8; Mount: 20 x 16; Mat: 20 x 16  The Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection, gift of The Annenberg Foundation, acquired from Carol Vernon and Robert Turbin (M.2008.40.741)

Walker Evans (United States, 1903 - 1975) New York City, circa 1930, printed circa 1930 Photograph, Gelatin-silver print, Image: 10 5/8 x 7 7/8; Mount: 20 x 16; Mat: 20 x 16 The Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection, gift of The Annenberg Foundation, acquired from Carol Vernon and Robert Turbin (M.2008.40.741)

"Poplars," Georges Seurat, about 1883 - 1884. Conte crayon, fixed. "[E]ven [Georges Seurat's] simple sketches are so studied in contrast and gradation that one could paint from them without seeing the model again," said Seurat's contemporary, painter Paul Signac.

"Poplars," Georges Seurat, about 1883 - 1884. Conte crayon, fixed. "[E]ven [Georges Seurat's] simple sketches are so studied in contrast and gradation that one could paint from them without seeing the model again," said Seurat's contemporary, painter Paul Signac.

W. Eugene Smith (United States, 1918 - 1978) Factory Reflected In River, 1955-1956, printed 1955-1956 Photograph, Gelatin-silver print, Image: 13 x 8 1/4; Mount: 20 x 16; Mat: 20 x 16 The Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection, gift of The Annenberg Foundation and promised gift of Carol Vernon and Robert Turbin (M.2008.40.1988)

W. Eugene Smith (United States, 1918 - 1978) Factory Reflected In River, 1955-1956, printed 1955-1956 Photograph, Gelatin-silver print, Image: 13 x 8 1/4; Mount: 20 x 16; Mat: 20 x 16 The Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection, gift of The Annenberg Foundation and promised gift of Carol Vernon and Robert Turbin (M.2008.40.1988)

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