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“Nothing is ever the same as they said it was.” –Diane Arbus, born on this day in 1923. 

This week’s #NotOnView selection highlights another woman artist featured in our collection. We are celebrating many more on our Pinterest page as part of Women’s History Month.

Diane Arbus, Lady at a masked ball with two roses on her dress, N.Y., 1967, 1979. Halftone photogravure. 9 ¾ x 10 in. (24.8 x 25.4 cm). Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA. Gift of Robert Heinecken.

“I have always painted with the desire of developing Indian art so that it may be judged on art standards rather on its value as a curio—I am attempting to record Indian customs and legends now, while they are alive, to make them a part of the great American culture before these, too, become lost, only to be fragmentarily pieced together by fact and supposition.” –Woodrow Wilson Crumbo 

This week’s #NotOnView selection is in honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

Woodrow Wilson Crumbo, Peace Offering, n.d. Screen print. 13 x 10 9/16 in. (33 x 26.8 cm). Collection UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, Hammer Museum. Gift of Mr. Willard Houghland.

In honor of Black History Month, this week’s #NotOnView selection is a work by Elizabeth Catlett that celebrates the rights of Black women.

Elizabeth Catlett, La Negra Sojourner Truth Lucho por los Derechos de las Mujeres y los Negros (The Black Woman Sojourner Truth Fought for the Rights of Women and Blacks), 1984. Linocut. 8 13/16 x 5 7/8 in. (22.4 x 14.9 cm). Collection UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, Hammer Museum. Purchase.

Happy International Cat Day! What better #NotOnView selection than our favorite grumpy cat in our collection?

Alexander Voet II, The Elderly Fool and His Cat, 17th Century. Engraving and etching. Photo by Robert Wedemeyer. Collection UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, Hammer Museum. Purchase.

“Pictures must be miraculous.” –Mark Rothko, born on this day in 1903

Adolph Gottlieb, Portrait of Marcus Rothkowitz (Mark Rothko), c. 1932. Sheet: 11 x 8 ½ in. (27.9 x 21.6 cm). Collection UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, Hammer Museum.  Gift of Eunice and Hal David. The Eunice and Hal David Collection of 19th- and 20th-Century Works on Paper.

Time for some ghost stories! The ghost Oiwa was a character from the kabuki play Yotsuya Kaidan. Oiwa committed suicide and returned from the grave to haunt her husband. This week’s #NotOnView selection is getting us in the Halloween spirit.

Utagawa Kunisada, The actor Onse Baiko (Kikugoro III) as the ghost of Oiwa holding her child, 1825-1835. Full-color woodcut. Image: 14 5/8 x 9 13/16 in. (37.2 x 25 cm). Collection UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, Hammer Museum. Purchased from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.

We may be lacking in the blizzard department, but we have plenty of snowy artworks in our collection. This week’s #NotOnView selection features a duck caught—or perhaps just lounging—in the snow.

Utagawa Hiroshige, Duck in Snow, 1832-1834. Woodcut. Collection UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, Hammer Museum.  Transfer from the UCLA Art Department.

We hope you’re spending your Memorial Day by the beach! This week’s #NotOnView selection celebrates the sand and the sea.

Utagawa Hiroshige, Beach in Izu (Izu no kaihin), 1852/12. Full-color woodcut. Sheet: 7 5/16 x 9 5/8 in. (18.5 x 24.5 cm). Collection UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, Hammer Museum. Purchased from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.

For this week’s #NotOnView selection, a piece of Alexander Calder’s workshop in honor of his birthday this past weekend.

Alexander Calder, A Piece of My Workshop, n.d. 10 x 15 ¼ in. (25.4 x 38.7 cm). Collection UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, Hammer Museum.

This week, the City of Angels turns the big 234! To celebrate L.A.’s birthday, this week’s #NotOnView selection is a stereotypical L.A. image—the freeway.

Kenneth McGowan, L.A. Freeway, 1975. Photograph. 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm). Collection UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, Hammer Museum. Gift of the artist.

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." 

In honor of Edgar Degas’s birthday yesterday, this week’s #NotOnView selection is an etching of his depicting fellow artist Mary Cassatt.

Edgar Degas, Mary Cassatt at the Louvre: Painting, ca. 1877-80. Etching, aquatint, and drypoint. UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, Hammer Museum. Regina Fadiman Estate, from the collection of Regina and William Fadiman.

Don’t get pinched!

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, this week’s #NotOnView selection reminds you to wear green tomorrow.

Eduard Veith. Es Ist Ereicht, 1901. Soft-ground etching with green ink. Collection UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, Hammer Museum.