American Identities: A New Look #ArtTuesday #Americana #4thofJuly


In celebration of the 4th of July why not take in some American art? This exhibit is at the Brooklyn Museum and has free admission. Viewing hours are Wednesday through Sunday 11am – 6pm.

Via NYC-Arts:

This major installation of more than 350 objects from the Brooklyn Museum’s premier collection of American art integrates a vast array of fine and decorative arts (silver, furniture, ceramics, and textiles) ranging in date from the colonial period to the present. For the first time, major objects from these exceptional collections are joined by selections from the museum’s important holdings of Native American and Spanish colonial art.

The galleries are organized according to a set of eight innovative themes, through which visitors can explore historical moments and crucial ideas in American visual culture over the course of nearly 300 years. Featured within these sections are American masterworks for which the museum’s collections have long been known, by such artists and makers as John Singleton Copley, Thomas Cole, Albert Bierstadt, Herter Brothers, Union Porcelain Works, Thomas Eakins, John Singer Sargent, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Frank Lloyd Wright, Marsden Hartley, Georgia O’Keeffe, William Edmondson, David Smith, Richard Diebenkorn, and Robert Colescott.

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