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The Shape of Us

The Shape of Us explores diversity and the human body, through a display of vintage and contemporary artworks, artifacts, and photographs by Mariette Pathy Allen, Laurent Benaïm, Lynn Bianchi, Tom Bianchi, Rick Castro, Deena des Rioux, Steve Diet Goedde, Michael Grecco, Brad Miller, Kevin O. Mooney, Dianora Niccolini, Herb Ritts, Michael Rosen, Michele Serchuk, J.D. Talasek, Sam Wang, and others. A wide variety of body types are represented, as well as body modification through clothing, tattooing, surgery, and other means.

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    Unknown artist, Japan
    Men and women, Paint and ink on paper
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    J.D. Talasek, United States
    Untitled, 2000, Photograph (gelatin silver print),
    Donated by the artist in 2002
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    Erwin Olaf, the Netherlands
    Kate M., from the Mature series, 1999, Photograph (Fuji Crystal print)
    Donated in 2002
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    Deena des Rioux
    Odalisk Disk, 1999
    Robotic Erotica Series
    Computer montage
    2006.63.1
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    Lynn Bianchi, United States
    Lalique, from the Spaghetti Eaters series, 1998, Photograph (gold toned gelatin silver print)
    Donated by the artist in 2006
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    Michael Rosen, United States
    Heather, undated; Photograph (carbon pigment print)
    Donated by the artist in 2006
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    Anonymous photographer
    Montage of penis photographs, undated; Color photograph
    Donated in 2007
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    Fassett or Forrett Douglas
    Tattooed woman, Pohnpei (Ponape), Micronesia, 1899-1900; Photograph (gelatin silver print)
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    Michael Grecco, United States
    The Tall and the Short of It—Alexis Skye and Tori Gregory, from Naked Ambition series, 2006; Color photograph
    Donated by the artist in 2008
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    Anonymous photographer, possibly France
    Two women in fetish clothing, mid-20th century; Photograph (gelatin silver print)
    Donated in 1959
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    Roland Loomis (aka Fakir Musafar, b.1930), United States
    Perfect Gentleman, 1959; Photograph
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    Michael Grecco, United States
    The Transsexual Valley Girl—Buck Angel, from Naked Ambition series, 2007; Color photograph
    Donated by the artist in 2008
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    Anonymous photographer
    Woman with one breast removed, late 19th century; Photograph (gelatin silver print)
    Donated in 1961
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    Michael Grecco, United States
    The Wheelchair Wonders—Diablo and Kitten, from Naked Ambition series, 2006-7; Color print
    Donated by the artist in 2008
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    Herb Ritts Jr., United States
    Djimon—Full Length, Hollywood, 1989; Photograph (gelatin silver print)
    Donated by the Herb Ritts Foundation in 2009
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    Brad Miller, United States
    Little Laurel Lea (pretty and sweet, born with no arms does it all with her feet), from the Strange Girls! series, 2006 Photograph (gelatin silver print)
    Donated by the artist in 2009
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    Michael Fingesten, Germany
    Woman with three breasts, undated; Etching (bookplate)

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