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Grand Salon Installation—Paintings from the Smithsonian American Art Museum

June 6, 2009 – November 11, 2013

Exhibition Programs

Watch the Grand Salon gallery talks by Robert Johnston
American Impressionist in The Grand Salon
- Americans Abroad - Out of the Past - Overview

Exhibition Programs

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Image for Grand Salon Installation—Paintings from the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Frederick J. Waugh, The Knight of the Holy Grail, ca. 1912, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of William T. Evans

This installation in the Renwick Gallery's Grand Salon displays seventy paintings from the Smithsonian American Art Museum's collection, including landscapes, portraits, and allegorical works by fifty-one American artists from the 1840s to the 1930s. Artists whose works are featured include Edward Mitchell Bannister, Romaine Brooks, Elliott Daingerfield, Daniel Garber, William Morris Hunt, George Inness, Homer Dodge Martin, Albert Pinkham Ryder, Abbott Handerson Thayer, John Henry Twachtman, and Irving R. Wiles. The room is installed salon style, with paintings hung one-atop-another and side by side. A visitor guide, Looking at Pictures in the Grand Salon — A Guide to the Artists, is available only on site in the Grand Salon and includes short biographies of the artists and wonderful archival photographs.