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American Art Lectures in May

Posted on Mar 28, 2016 by in The OFI Blog |

So you think you know the American Art? You can tell the Hudson River School from Impressionist landscapes by Childe Hassam and recognize the iconic streets painted by Edward Hopper and Norman Rockwell? While spring is coming to town, it is a perfect time to draw some fresh inspiration by learning more about creativity and the diversity of aesthetics introduced by American artists throughout times.

To celebrate art and beauty the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) cordially invites you to attend three afternoons of lectures delivered by its distinguished research fellows. They will talk about a wide range of subjects: from the early maritime portraiture traditions to mesmerizing artwork by Joseph Cornell fascinated with ballerinas, from the spirituality of the African American folk painter Sister Gertrude Morgan to the geometry of ideas in Sol LeWitt’s vision…

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Left to right: Sister Gertrude Morgan  New Jerusalem 1972 / Joseph Cornell Celestial Fantasy with Tamara Toumanova, early 1940s / Sol LeWitt Wall paintings installation at Whitney Museum of American Art

The talks will be held on Wednesday May 18, 2016 – Friday May 20, 2016 in the museum’s McEvoy Auditorium, located at 8th and G Streets NW, Washington, D.C. A wine reception will conclude the series on Friday evening. For further information and the full schedule please visit the official SAAM website or download a brochure here.