Fourth of July Journey Through American Art

Summer holiday with a dash of American art

Russell T. Gordon, Hot Dog Bridge1974


Family reunion? Week at the beach? Small town parade? Baseball game? Escape to the woods? Working all day? Whatever your plans for America's birthday, we have an artwork to fit. So pour yourself a lemonade, find a spot in the shade, and enjoy your holiday with a dash of American art. 


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Robert K. Hower, July 4, 1976, Louisville, KY, 1976

Found the perfect spot, now settling in to wait for the parade to begin.


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Di Stovall, Ice Cream Orchard

Perhaps your dream holiday includes ice cream, as far as the eye can see...


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Robert Ebendorf, Off the Street, On the Beach1992

Treasures from a day at the beach, a mermaid's dream necklace.


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Morris Kantor, Baseball at Night, 1934, oil on linen, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Morris Kantor, 1976.146.18

Baseball, apple pie, and the Fourth of July.


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Harry Brodsky, Summer Night

We see you: working all day for holiday pay, running home to catch a glimpse of the fireworks display.


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Hananiah Harari, Sparklers on the Fourth1940

Don't let life imitate art (careful with those burning hot sparklers!).

Have a happy Fourth of July!

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Mimi Herbert, Folded Flag #2, 2001