JANIS MILTENBERGER, AMERICAN, BORN 1945. DIVIDING LINE (DETAIL), 2017. FLAMEWORKED GLASS IN METAL FRAME. 28 × 15 × 5 INCHES. MUSEUM PURCHASE WITH FUNDS DONATED BY RANDOLPH PIPER AND HIS WIFE SUSAN STUEWER, IN MEMORY OF ROBERT S. PIPER, WHOSE HEART WAS ALWAYS IN ART AND THE FLINT INSTITUTE OF ARTS WHERE HE SERVED AS BOARD PRESIDENT AND VOLUNTEER FOR MANY YEARS, 2018.64

Featured Acquisition

Janis Miltenberger

In Dividing Line, Janis Miltenberger fuses the shape of a heart to the shape of a foxglove plant, with an arterial representation of the plant’s root system. Although poisonous when consumed in uncontrolled dosages, foxglove contains cardiac glycosides that can be used to treat certain heart conditions. It is to this dichotomy that Miltenberger is drawn: a dangerous and life-threatening plant that can also help a weakened heart pump harder.

Miltenberger is a fan of stories, fables, parables, allegory, and soliloquy, and appreciates the quest, the subtle roles, and meaning within a story. For her, excitement comes with the transformative nature of storytelling. She explains, “We take a word or image and emblazon it, infusing it with meaning, giving each element context. The magic happens in the audience, each person having the ability to personalize, and make a story our own. While my imagery might be representational, the elements are meant as concepts, deposits that are distilled, and formed into allegorical objects.”

Randolph Piper and his wife Susan Stuewer made this acquisition in memory of Robert S. Piper. Robert (Bob) and his wife Judy’s affiliation with the FIA began early in their marriage, when they worked as volunteers at the FIA through the Friends of Modern Art at the Art Fair. Their devotion to the museum was constant: Bob served as a museum volunteer, board member, board president, and Art Fair volunteer. The Piper Print Library, which safely stores more than 3,000 works on paper, honors the Pipers’ devotion to collecting contemporary prints. The acquisition of Janis Miltenberger’s Dividing Line specifically honors Bob’s love of gardening.

Janis Miltenberger, American, born 1945. Dividing Line (detail), 2017. Flameworked glass in metal frame. 28 × 15 × 5 inches. Museum purchase with funds donated by Randolph Piper and his wife Susan Stuewer, in memory of Robert S. Piper, whose heart was always in art and the Flint Institute of Arts where he served as Board President and volunteer for many years, 2018.64

Acquisitions

Rudy Autio, American, 1926–2007. Stealing Horses, n.d. Ceramic. 38 × 22 × 21 inches. Museum purchase with funds from the Estate of Grayce M. Scholt and the Collection Endowment, 2018.55 
Joan Bankemper, American, born 1959. Pimlico, 2018. Ceramic and mixed media. 41 1/2 × 37 × 10 inches. Museum purchase with funds from the Collection Endowment, 2018.56 
Hans Sebald Beham, German, 1500–1550. The Peasants’ Feast, ca. 1546. Engraving on paper. 1 7/8 × 2 7/8 inches. Museum purchase with funds from the Jill Ford Murray Irrevocable Trust in memory of her parents, Carlotta Espy Ford and George Ross Ford, Jr., and her grandparents, Grace Miller Ford and George Ross Ford, 2018.57 Hendrik Goltzius, Dutch, 1558–1617. The Visitation, 1593. Engraving on paper. 18 5/8 × 17 3/8 inches. Museum purchase with funds from the Jill Ford Murray Irrevocable Trust in memory of her parents, Carlotta Espy Ford and George Ross Ford, Jr., and her grandparents, Grace Miller Ford and George Ross Ford, 2018.58 
Daniel Johnston, American, born 1961. Lidded Jar, n.d. Stoneware. 42 × 24 × 24 inches. Museum purchase with funds from the Collection Endowment, 2018.59  Clio Newton, American, born 1989. Alice, 2017. Charcoal on paper. 93 1/4 × 63 1/8 inches. Museum purchase with funds donated by Friends of Modern Art, 2018.60
Ashanti people, Ghana. Prestige Stool, n.d. Wood. 153/4 × 231/2 × 13 inches. Museum purchase with funds from the Collection Endowment 2018.61 Makonde peoples, Tanzania. Nyangwa Pipe, early-mid 20th century. Wood, gourd, and ceramic. 8 × 9 inches. Museum purchase with funds from the Collection Endowment, 2018.62 
Pende peoples, Kongo. Chief’s Headdress, early-mid 20th century Beads, natural fibers. 12 inches. Museum purchase with funds from Collection Endowment, 2018.63 Janis Miltenberger, American, born 1945 Dividing Line, 2017. Flameworked glass in metal frame. 28 × 15 × 5 inches. Museum purchase with funds donated by Randolph Piper and his wife Susan Stuewer, in memory of Robert S. Piper, whose heart was always in art and the Flint Institute of Arts where he served as President and volunteer for many years, 2018.64 
Wilfried Grootens, German, born 1954. Where the Shark Bubbles Blow. Rombus H21, 2014. Painted, laminated, polished glass. 85/8 × 85/8 × 93/4 inches. Museum purchase with funds donated by the Kommareddi Family Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, 2018.65 Long-Bin Chen, Taiwanese, born 1964. Tibetan Buddha, 2017. Museum catalogues, mixed media. 23 × 121/2 × 8 inches. Museum purchase with funds from Collection Endowment, 2018.66 
Sybil Andrews, English-Canadian, born England, 1898–1992. Days End, 1961. Linocut on paper. 103/4 × 101/4 inches. Museum purchase with funds from Collection Endowment, 2018.67 William Harrison, American, born 1952. Trash, 2014. Graphite and charcoal on paper. 30 × 22 inches. Museum purchase with funds from Collection Endowment, 2018.68 
Simon Hennessey, English, born 1973. Down by the Sea, 2013. Acrylic on panel. 26 3/4 × 32 inches. Museum purchase with funds from Collection Endowment, 2018.69 Avel de Knight, American, 1923–1995. Ancestor Tree II, 1973–1977. Casein and gouache. 12 × 12 inches. Museum purchase with funds from Collection Endowment, 2018.70
Shirley Witebsky, American, 1925–1966. Untitled, n.d. Etching on paper. 13 1/4 × 9 inches. Gift of Jane M. Bingham, 2018.154 Makonde peoples, Tanzania. Ikomba Mask, early-mid -20th century. Wood, human hair, beeswax, natural pigments. 9 1/4 inches. Museum purchase with funds from Collection Endowment, 2018.72
Yoruba peoples, Federal Republic of Nigeria. Osanyin Staff, n.d. Iron. 25 1/4 inches. Museum purchase with funds from Collection Endowment, 2018.71  Leemour Pelli, American, born 1964. Untitled (Couple III), 2012. Archival digital pigment print on paper. 19 × 13 inches. Museum purchase with funds raised from the Flint Print Club, 2018.73
Roger Shimomura, American, born 1939. American Guardian, 2008. Lithograph on paper. 27 × 39 inches. Museum purchase with funds raised from the Flint Print Club, 2018.74 Patti Warashina, American, born 1940. Between a Rock and a Hard Place, 2017. Lithograph on paper. 17 1/4 × 15 inches. Museum purchase with funds raised from the Flint Print Club, 2018.75 
Darius Steward, American, born 1984. Stage 10 (Darius II Surprised), 2018. Watercolor on paper. 15 1/2 × 15 1/2 inches. Museum purchase with funds raised from the Community Gala, 2018.76 J. T. Abernathy, American, born 1923. Orb Vessel, n.d. Raku ceramic. 6 × 7 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.77 
Pierre Alechinsky, Belgian, born 1927. Untitled, 1965 Lithograph on paper. 25 1/4 × 19 1/4 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.78 Karel Appel, Dutch, 1921–2006. Floating Face, 1969. Lithograph on paper. 21 1/2 × 29 1/2 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.79 
Karel Appel, Dutch, 1921–2006. Untitled, n.d. Lithograph on paper. 22 1/4 × 30 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.80 Evelyn Cheromiah, American, 1928–2013. Olla, n.d. Terracotta. 7 1/2 inches. The Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.81 
Harold Cohen, American, born England, 1928–2016. A Family of Plants, 2003. Relief print on paper. 22 × 14 3/4 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.82 Harold Cohen, American, born England, 1928–2016. Cosmic Energy #5, 2005. Woodcut on paper. 12 5/8 × 10 5/8 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.83 
Harold Cohen, American, born England, 1928–2016. Genocide Darfur #2, 2007. Aquatint on paper. 7 7/8 × 9 7/8 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.84 Harold Cohen, American, born England, 1928–2016. Paris - Spring 2010 #4, n.d. Woodcut on paper. 9 1/4 × 11 1/2 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.85 
Harold Cohen, American, born England, 1928–2016. Shadow Puppet Show, 2007. Woodblock on paper. 10 × 18 3/4 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.86 Frances Concho, American. Olla, n.d. Earthenware. 3 × 4 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.87
Guillaume Corneille, Dutch, 1922–2010. Un Été Ardent, 1968. Lithograph on paper. 30 × 22 1/4 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.88 Guillaume Corneille, Dutch, 1922–2010. Un Été Ardent, 1973. Lithograph on paper. 25 1/2 × 19 1/2 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.89 
Guillaume Corneille, Dutch, 1922–2010. Une Été Souverain, 1970. Lithograph on paper. 25 1/2 × 19 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.90 Guillaume Corneille, Dutch, 1922–2010. Untitled, 1968. Lithograph on paper. 27 1/2 × 39 1/2 inches. Gift from the Collection Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.91
Jim Dine, American, born 1935. Awl, 1973 Lithograph on paper. 10 1/4 × 8 1/2 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.92 Stephen Edlich, American, 1942–1989. Untitled, 1990. Aquatint on paper. 11 1/4 × 6 3/4 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.93
Kei Fujiwara, American, born Japan, 1899–1983. Bizen Charger, n.d. Stoneware. 8 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.94 Kei Fujiwara, American, born Japan, 1899–1983. Pot, n.d. Terracotta. 3 1/4 × 4 3/4 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.95
William Gropper, American, 1897–1977. Duchess, 1945. Etching on paper. 11 5/8 × 15 1/2 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.96 William Gropper, American, 1897–1977. Tomorrow’s Saint, 1945. Etching on paper. 11 5/8 × 15 1/2 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.97 
William Gropper, American, 1897–1977. Chess Players, 1945 Etching on paper. 11 5/8 × 15 1/2 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.98 Josef Hampl, Czech, born 1932. Hand, 1990. Felted paper. 25 × 19 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.99 
Josef Hampl, Czech, born 1932. Prague Cemetery, 1966. Lithograph on paper. 24 3/4 × 19 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.100 Jackie Histia-Shutiva, American, born 1961. Face Olla, n.d. Ceramic. 4 1/2 × 7 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.101
Fred Horowitz, American, 1938–2013. Quiddity, 1976. Screenprint on paper. 17 × 15 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.102 Henry Hunt, Canadian, 1923–1985. Four Part Mask, n.d. Carved and painted red cedar. 23 × 22 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.103 
Stan Hunt, Canadian, born 1954. Small Beaver Mask, late 20th century. Carved red cedar, fiber. 19 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.104 Asger Jorn, Danish, 1914–1973. Jubilation Larmoyennageuse, 1969. Lithograph on paper. 25 1/2 × 19 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.105 
Asger Jorn, Danish, 1914–1973. L’Oiseau Rare, 1945. Etching on paper. 4 1/2 × 6 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.106 Asger Jorn, Danish, 1914–1973. Rencontre Inutile, 1945. Etching on paper. 4 1/4 × 6 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.107 
Asger Jorn, Danish, 1914–1973. Untitled, 1968. LIthograph on paper with hand additions. 15 × 11 3/4 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.108 Kirili, American. Santa Clara Blackware Pot, n.d. Ceramic. 3 1/2 × 4 3/4 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.109
Lydia Vicenti Lalio, American. Zuni Pot, n.d. Painted terracotta. 2 1/2 × 3 1/4 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.110 Jim Lealock, American. Charger, n.d. Ceramic. 16 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.111 
Rico Le Brun, American, born Italy, 1900–1964. Ballad of the Wind (Homage to Jacques Villon), 1945. Lithograph on paper. 24 3/4 × 19 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.112 Majhongialc, American. Vessel, n.d. Earthenware. 5 × 4 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.113 
Serefina Ortiz, American, 1931–2007. Storyteller Figure, n.d. Terracotta. 9 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.114 Tom Patterson, Canadian, born 1962. Small Bee Mask, late 20th century. Carved and painted red cedar, fiber. 18 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.115 
Irwin Poleahla, American. Wide-waisted Hopi Vessel, n.d. Painted earthenware. 3 1/2 × 5 1/2 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.116 Joseph Anton Rooskens, Dutch, 1906–1976. Untitled, n.d. Lithograph on paper. 21 × 30 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.117 
Kathryn Kennedy Sharbaugh, American, born 1948. Bow (Study for floor design), 1987. Colored pencil on paper. 36 × 28 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.118 Julian Stanczak, American, born Poland, 1928–2017. Nocturnal Hue (Purple), 1981. Serigraph on paper. 30 1/2 × 30 1/2 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.119 
Giuseppe Santomaso, Italian, 1907–1990. Untitled, 1975. Aquatint on paper. 10 1/2 × 6 7/8 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.120 Ernst Vijlbrief, Dutch, 1934–2010 Halfway, 1969. Aquatint on paper. 19 3/4 × 25 1/2 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.121
Ernst Vijlbrief, Dutch, 1934–2010. Opyallend, 1964. Aquatint on paper. 19 3/4 × 25 1/2 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.122 Max Weber, Swiss, 1897–1982. Man Reclining on a Sofa, 1962. Aquatint and etching on paper. 7 × 10 1/2 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.123 
Max Weber, Swiss, 1897–1982. Schreitende, 1910. Bronze 18 1/2 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.124 Ruth Weisberg, American, born 1942. The Shtetl, A Journey and a Memorial Portfolio, 1971. intaglio, intaglio and relief on paper. 23 × 22 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.125 
Adja Yunkers, American, born Latvia, 1900–1983. Curiosity, 1953. Lithograph on paper 19 1/2 × 14 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.126 Adja Yunkers, American, born Latvia, 1900–1983. Echo II in Pink, 1977. Mixed media on paper. 44 × 29 3/4 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.127 
Adja Yunkers, American, born Latvia, 1900–1983. Icon, 1972. Lithograph and relief on paper. 25 × 19 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.128 Adja Yunkers, American, born Latvia, 1900–1983. Impression, n.d. Lithograph on paper. 28 1/8 × 37 1/4 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.129 
Adja Yunkers, American, born Latvia, 1900–1983. The Hamptons, 1977. Lithograph on paper. 27 × 29 1/2 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.130 American. Acoma Style Olla, n.d. Painted earthenware. 1 3/4 × 2 1/4 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.131 
American. Black Footed Cup, n.d. Ceramic. 2 3/4 × 3 3/4 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.132 Mexican. Devil Mask, mid-20th century. Polychromed carved wood. 13 × 13 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.133 
Polynesian. Devil Mask with Skull Headdress, mid-20th century. Mixed media. 11 1/2 × 12 1/2 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.134   Democratic Republic of Congo. Kuba Tukula Lidded Vessel, mid-20th century. Wood. 7 1/2 × 4 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.135 
Papua New Guinea. Lime Holder for Betel Nut, n.d. Painted wood, bamboo, fiber. 24 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.136 American. Plate, n.d. Painted terracotta. 5 1/2 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.137
American. Tewa Pueblo Hopi Bowl, n.d. Earthenware. 6 1/2 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.138 Nayarit, Mexican. Tripod Man in Shackles,150 BCE–220 CE. Painted earthenware. 12 inches. Gift from the Collection of Myron and Barbara Levine, 2018.139 
William Blake, English, 1757–1827. After John Linnell English, 1792–1882. Wilson Lowry, 1824–1825 (4th state). Engraving on paper. 9 3/4 × 7 3/4 inches. Gift of Jane M. Bingham, 2018.140 Robert Brandard, English, 1805–1862. After William Henry Bartlett British, 1809–1854. A Shanty on Lake Chaudière, 1840. Engraving on paper. 4 1/2 × 7 inches. Gift of Jane M. Bingham, 2018.141 
Edward Paxman Brandard, English, 1819–1898. After William Henry Bartlett British, 1809–1854. Raft on the St. Lawrence at Cape Santé, 1840. Engraving on paper. 4 1/2 × 7 inches Gift of Jane M. Bingham, 2018.142 J. Carter, English, 1798–1855. After William Henry Bartlett British, 1809–1854. St. John’s - Richlieu River, 1840. Engraving on paper. 4 1/2 × 7 inches. Gift of Jane M. Bingham, 2018.143 
Henry Griffiths, British, 1807–1849. After William Henry Bartlett British, 1809–1854. St. Regis, Indian Village (St. Lawrence), 1840. Engraving on paper. 4 1/2 × 7 inches. Gift of Jane M. Bingham, 2018.144 George Cruikshank, English, 1792–1878. The Devil Came Fiddling Through Town, 1830. Intaglio on paper. 6 × 4 inches. Gift of Jane M. Bingham, 2018.145 
Käthe Kollwitz, German, 1867–1945. Hunger, 1924. Woodcut on paper. 8 3/4 × 9 inches. Gift of Jane M. Bingham, 2018.146 Utagawa Kunisada, Japanese, 1786–1865. Bijinga-e (Beautiful women series), n.d. Woodcut on paper. 14 × 30 inches. Gift of Jane M. Bingham, 2018.147 
Thom O’Connor, American, born 1937. The Mystic, n.d. Intaglio on paper. 5 1/2 × 5 1/2 inches. Gift of Jane M. Bingham 2018.148 W. Pearson. Rocks and Weeds, 1968. Engraving on paper. 5 3/4 × 5 3/4 inches. Gift of Jane M. Bingham, 2018.149 
Sarah Pace Carothers, American, 1910–1999. Untitled, n.d. Engraving on paper. 75/8 × 101/4 inches. Gift of Jane M. Bingham, 2018.150 Grayce Scholt, American, 1925–2018. Untitled, 1946. Ink drawing on paper. 7 × 5 inches. Gift of Jane M. Bingham, 2018.151 
Grayce Scholt, American, 1925–2018. Untitled (Crucifixion), n.d. Etching on paper. 57/8 × 41/4 inches. Gift of Jane M. Bingham, 2018.152 Helen Siegl, American, born Austria, 1924–2009. Black Boy, n.d. Woodcut on paper. 203/4 × 71/2 inches. Gift of Jane M. Bingham, 2018.153