Smithsonian American Art Museum (8th and F Streets, NW)Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965–1975 makes vivid an era in which artists struggled to synthesize the turbulent times, and participated in a process of free and open questioning inherent to American character and civic life.
March 15, 2019–September 2, 2019Smithsonian American Art Museum (8th and F Streets, NW)
Internationally acclaimed artist Tiffany Chung (b. 1969, Da Nang, Vietnam) is known for her multimedia work that explores migration, conflict, and shifting geographies in the wake of political and natural upheavals.
June 7, 2019 — October 14, 2019Smithsonian American Art Museum (8th and F Streets, NW)
Populated with toy cowboys and cavalry, Barbie dolls and baseball players, David Levinthal’s photographs reference iconic images and events that shaped postwar American society. Despite their playful veneer, Levinthal’s images provide a lens through which to examine the myths and stereotypes lurking within our most beloved pastimes and enduring heroes. In doing so, Levinthal encourages us to consider the stories we tell about ourselves—what it means to be strong, beautiful, masculine, feminine, and ultimately, American.