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Artists Respond

American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965-1975
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March 15–August 18, 2019

A groundbreaking exhibition that makes vivid a turbulent era in which artists openly questioned issues central to American civic life and grappled with a war that forever changed America.

“...a must-see show at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.”

-Sebastian Smee, The Washington Post

Martha Rosler, Red Stripe Kitchen, from the series House Beautiful: Bringing the War Home (detail), ca. 1967–72, photomontage, Art Institute of Chicago, through prior gift of Adeline Yates; exhibition copy provided by Mitchell‐Innes & Nash, New York. © Martha Rosler; Image courtesy of the artist and Mitchell‐Innes & Nash, New York

Tiffany Chung

Vietnam, Past is Prologue
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March 15–September 2, 2019

Tiffany Chung probes the legacies of the Vietnam War and its aftermath through maps, paintings, and videos that share the stories of former Vietnamese refugees.

Tiffany Chung, Operation Lam Sơn 719, 30 Jan–6 April 1971, 2018, acrylic, ink, and oil on vellum and paper. Courtesy the artist and Tyler Rollins Fine Art, New York. © 2018 Tiffany Chung