Edward Hopper, Cape Cod Morning, 1950,
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation
Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection
1st floor West, American Art Museum (8th and F Streets, N.W.)February 28, 2014 – August 17, 2014
Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection presents some of the most treasured artworks from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s permanent collection, including works by Will Barnet, Isabel Bishop, Paul Cadmus, Arthur Dove, Nancy Grossman, Edward Hopper, Wolf Kahn, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Jacob Lawrence, Reginald Marsh, Ben Shahn, and Honoré Sharrer, among others. The exhibition includes seventy paintings and sculpture from the 1910s to the 1980s that encompass the range of what can broadly be called modern realism, from socio-political to psychological, from satirical to surrealist. The artworks on display were selected by Virginia Mecklenburg, chief curator at the museum.
Find out all about the exhibition and the Sara Roby Foundation here