Graphic Masters I: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum

November 21, 2008 — May 24, 2009

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

Graphic Masters I: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum is the first in a series of special installations that celebrate the extraordinary variety and accomplishment of American artists' works on paper. These exceptional watercolors, pastels, and drawings from the early nineteenth century through the 1930s reveal the central importance of works on paper for American artists, both as studies for creations in other media and as finished works of art. Rarely seen works from the museum's permanent collection by masters such as John James Audubon, Romaine Brooks, Childe Hassam, Winslow Homer, John La Farge, Man Ray, John Marin and Georgia O'Keeffe will be featured in the exhibition. Joann Moser, senior curator for graphic arts, selected the artworks in Graphic Masters.

Publication

The accompanying book, Graphic Masters: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, is available for purchase online.

Water Lily in Sunlight - 1929.6.70 - 1a

John La Farge, Water Lily in Sunlight, ca. 1883