Variations on America: Masterworks from American Art Forum Collections

April 12, 2007 — July 28, 2007

Smithsonian American Art Museum (8th and F Streets, NW)

"Variations on America: Masterworks from American Art Forum Collections" celebrates the vision and passion of private collectors who are formally affiliated with the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The exhibition presents 72 major artworks, several of which are rarely on public display, from 26 distinguished private collections by some of America's most talented and cherished artists, including John Singer Sargent, Edward Hopper and Georgia O'Keeffe. Chief curator Eleanor Harvey and deputy chief curator George Gurney are the curators of the exhibition.


"Variations on America" is organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum.


The accompanying catalogue includes an essay by Eleanor Harvey, chief curator of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and features approximately 75 images with annotated entries based on new research. The book is co-published with D. Giles Limited.

Oil on canvas of a mirrored imaged with three semi circles and two red vertical lines in the middle.

Georgia O'Keeffe, Red Lines, 1923, oil on canvas, Private Collection, Washington D.C., © 2007 Georgia O'Keeffe Museum/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York