Sitting is a basic human position for activities associated with work, rest, and leisure. We spend significant hours of each day in chairs or couches of various kinds, and this can be productive and enjoyable as well as a potential risk to our health. This collection of works from the Museum’s permanent collection includes actual chairs and artworks that show individuals and groups in numerous seated poses—riding a bus, milking a cow, getting a haircut, playing cards, and posing for a portrait, among others.
JEAN CHARLOT, High Chair, 1935, color lithograph on paper, Collection of the UK Art Museum
VAN DEREN COKE, Untitled (John Jacob Niles milking), undated, gelatin silver print, Collection of the UK Art Museum, gift of the artist in honor of Elisabeth Van Deren Coke
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