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Smithsonian American Art Museum

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Works: 264 works in 539 publications in 1 language and 22,588 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  History  Periodicals  Exhibition, pictorial works  Art 
Roles: Editor, his, Organizer of meeting, isb, Other, 475, Publisher, Contributor
Classifications: N6505, 709.73074753
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American art by Elizabeth Broun( )

in English and held by 1,687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Civil War and American art by Eleanor Jones Harvey( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The American Civil War was arguably the first modern war. Its grim reality, captured through the new medium of photography, was laid bare. American artists could not approach the conflict with the conventions of European history painting, which glamorized the hero on the battlefield. Instead, many artists found ways to weave the war into works of art that considered the human narrative--the daily experiences of soldiers, slaves, and families left behind. Artists and writers wrestled with the ambiguity and anxiety of the Civil War and used landscape imagery to give voice to their misgivings as well as their hopes for themselves and the nation. This important book looks at the range of artwork created before, during, and following the war, in the years between 1859 and 1876. Author Eleanor Jones Harvey examines the implications of the war on landscape and genre painting, history painting, and photography, as represented in some of the greatest masterpieces of 19th-century American art. The book features extensive quotations from men and women alive during the war years, alongside text by literary figures including Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, and Walt Whitman, among many others"--
Aaron Douglas : African American modernist by Aaron Douglas( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In paintings, murals, and book illustrations, Aaron Douglas (1899-1979) produced the most powerful visual legacy of the Harlem Renaissance, prompting the philosopher and writer Alain Locke to dub him the "father of Black American art." Douglas's role, as well as that of the Harlem Renaissance in general, in the evolution of American modernism deserves close scholarly attention - attention it finally receives in this illustrated book on his life and work. Its authors argue that Douglas's work opened doors for African American artists in Harlem and beyond, and that it invited a dialogue with modernism that put African American life, labor, and freedom, along with African traditions and motifs, at its center. New information emerges from these pages, reflecting the rich interchange between the visual arts, music, dance, literature, and politics that shaped Douglas's work and also defined the Harlem Renaissance."--Jacket
African American masters : highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum by Gwen Everett( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This tour of the art of the Harlem Renaissance and beyond features such works as Roy DeCarava's photograph "Graduation," work by the sculptor Augusta Savage, and a 1966 photograph of Muhammad Ali
Telling stories : Norman Rockwell from the collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg by Virginia M Mecklenburg( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rockwell was a master humorist with an infallible sense of the dramatic moment. His single-image scenarios represented climatic moments that implied prior and succeeding events in ongoing plots. The authors trace Rockwell's career, explores his fascination with Hollywood, and draw parallels between Rockwell's subjects and those of Hollywood directors, including Lucas and Spielberg
Color as field : American painting, 1950-1975 by Karen Wilkin( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Color Field painting, which emerged in the United States in the 1950s, is based on radiant, uninflected hues. Exemplified by the work of Helen Frankenthaler, Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland, Jules Olitski, Larry Poons, and Frank Stella, among others, these stunningly beautiful and impressively scaled paintings constitute one of the crowning achievements of postwar American abstract art. Color as Field offers a long-overdue reevaluation of this important aspect of American abstract painting." "The authors examine how Color Field painting rejects the gestural, layers, and hyperemotional approach typical of Willem de Kooning and his followers, yet at the same time develops and expands ideas about all-overness and the primacy of color posited by the work of other members of the Abstract Expressionist generation, such as Adolph Gottlieb, Hans Hofmann, Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko." "From the fresh historical standpoint of the twenty-first century, this reassessment ranges across the artists' individual approaches and their commonalities and poses the reconsideration of the legacy of Color Field painting."--Jacket
Kindred spirits : Asher B. Durand and the American landscape by A. B Durand( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arte latino : treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum by Jonathan Yorba( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws from the collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum to present color reproductions of over fifty paintings, sculptures, textiles, and other artworks by Latino artists from the United States and Puerto Rico, each with a description and information about the artist
Young America : childhood in 19th-century art and culture by Claire Perry( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an era of both optimism and anxiety about the nation's future, Americans in the nineteenth century focused attention on the cultivation and education of children as future citizens. Contemporary portrayals of children - in fine paintings, popular prints, illustrated primers, and advertisements - helped to shape cultural expectations: pictures of hardy country boys, intent schoolchildren, and little girls practicing embroidery were examples of the ways model Americans should look and behave. At the same time, images showing street urchins, young slaves, or children at work in factories reflected troubling conflicts in society. This appealing book explores representations of children in relation to the currents of American culture, including urbanization, immigration, separate spheres of the genders, and the nation's professed devotion to egalitarianism. A generous selection of illustrations includes well-loved works by such artists as Winslow Homer and Eastman Johnson, as well as fascinating archival images. With engaging depictions of children from varied economic, racial, and geographic backgrounds, Young America opens a new window on the life and culture of the United States during a century of vast change and growth
1934 : a New Deal for artists by Ann Prentice Wagner( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feature fifty-six paintings from the Smithsonian's collection created for the Public Works of Art program during the Great Depression
William Wegman : funney/strange by Joan Simon( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of William Wegman and how he transposes images of daily life to reflect both beauty and absurdity
Framing the West : the survey photographs of Timothy H. O'Sullivan by Timothy H O'Sullivan( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first major publication on O'Sullivan in more than 30 years, this book offers a new aesthetic and formal interpretation of O'Sullivan's photographs and assesses his influence on the larger photographic canon
Lure of the West : treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum by Smithsonian American Art Museum( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Representing one of eight exhibitions in "Treasures to Go" from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, touring the nation through 2002, this book contains paintings and sculptures from the 1820s through the 1940s, including work by such artists as Charles Bird King, George Catlin, Irving Couse, and Olin Warner. Pastan, a freelance writer and editor of fine art and photography books, provides the commentary. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Richard Estes' realism by Patterson Sims( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Estes (b. 1932) is one of the most celebrated adopters of photorealism; his paintings are characterized by painstaking detail that mimics the clarity and accuracy of photographs. Estes' most famous canvases from the 1970s depict New York's urban landscape, and his manner of painting reflections in a multitude of metal and glass surfaces displays astounding technical skill. In his subsequent career, Estes has continued to demonstrate his superlative ability to show complex plays of light and shadow in Maine seascapes, views of Venetian lagoons, and night time street scenes. Accompanying Estes' first solo exhibition of paintings in the United States in over two decades, 'Richard Estes' Realism' surveys fifty years of his work and places him within the historical narrative of realist painting. The authors explore the ongoing modernist dialogue between camera and canvas, and discuss the situation of Estes' work at the crossroads of painting and photography. Over fifty full-page plates showcase the amazing precision of Estes' paintings, and a thorough chronology and bibliography provide an enlightening account of his life. This handsome book offers a lavish presentation of Estes' spellbinding body of work that attests to his enduring artistic impact
Between worlds : the art of Bill Traylor by Leslie Umberger( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bill Traylor (ca. 1853-1949) is regarded today as one of the most important American artists of the twentieth century. A black man born into slavery in Alabama, he was an eyewitness to history--the Civil War, Emancipation, Reconstruction, Jim Crow segregation, the Great Migration, and the steady rise of African American urban culture in the South. Traylor would not live to see the civil rights movement, but he was among those who laid its foundation. Starting around 1939, Traylor--by then in his late eighties and living on the streets of Montgomery--took up pencil and paintbrush to attest to his existence and point of view. In keeping with this radical step, the paintings and drawings he made are visually striking and politically assertive; they include simple yet powerful distillations of tales and memories as well as spare, vibrantly colored abstractions. When Traylor died, he left behind more than one thousand works of art. In Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor, Leslie Umberger considers more than two hundred artworks to provide the most comprehensive and in-depth study of the artist to date; she examines his life, art, and powerful drive to bear witness through the only means he had, pictures. The author draws on a wealth of historical documents--including federal and state census records, birth and death certificates, slave schedules, and interviews with family members-- to clarify the record of Traylor's personal history and family life. The story of his art opens in the late 1930s, when Traylor first received attention for his pencil drawings on found board, and concludes with the posthumous success of his oeuvre"--
To make a world : George Ault and 1940s America by Alexander Nemerov( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American painter usually associated with the Precisionist movement, George Copeland Ault (1891-1948) created works that provide a unique window on to the uncertainty and despair of the Second World War. This book features nearly twenty of Ault's paintings alongside those of his contemporaries, including Edward Hopper, and Andrew Wyeth
What's it all mean : William T. Wiley in retrospect by Joann Moser( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This retrospective, which features 88 works from the 1960s to the present, is the first full-scale look at Wiley's long career and explores important themes and ideas expressed in his work
Contemporary folk art : treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum by Tom Patterson( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring contemporary folk art from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, this volume honors a host of painters and sculptors, including S.L. Jones, Jon Serl, Rev. Howard Finster, Josephus Farmer, Albina Felski, and Alexander Maldonado
Modernism & abstraction : treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum by Miranda McClintic( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book follows two threads that are interwoven through twentieth-century art. One explores the primal desires and inner spirit as a source of inspiration; the other responds to the increasing importance of technology and the quicker pace of its cycles. In modernist works of the twentieth century, the technological and the spiritual meet in works that are intense and symbolic."--The foreword
John Alexander : a retrospective by Jane Livingston( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Presents a retrospective of the drawings and paintings of the artist John Alexander from the late 1970s to the present day through more than 100 images, three essays, a chronology, an exhibition history, and a bibliography"--Provided by publisher
 
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Aaron Douglas : African American modernist
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African American masters : highlights from the Smithsonian American Art MuseumTelling stories : Norman Rockwell from the collections of George Lucas and Steven SpielbergColor as field : American painting, 1950-1975Kindred spirits : Asher B. Durand and the American landscapeArte latino : treasures from the Smithsonian American Art MuseumYoung America : childhood in 19th-century art and culture1934 : a New Deal for artistsWilliam Wegman : funney/strange
Alternative Names

controlled identityNational Museum of American Art (U.S.)

American Art Museum

American Art Museum Washington, DC

Museu Smithsonian de Arte Americana

N.M.A.A.

National Collection of Fine Arts

National Collection of Fine Arts of the Smithsonian Institution

National collection of fine arts (Washington, D.C.)

National Collection of Fine Arts Washington, DC Renwick Gallery

National gallery of art (Washington, D.C.) (1906-1937)

National museum of American art

National Museum of american art of the Smithsonian Institution

National Museum of American Art (Spojené státy americké)

National Museum of American Art (U.S.)

National Museum of American Art (Washington, D.C.)

National Museum of American Art Washington, DC Renwick Gallery

NMAA

Renwick Gallery (Washington D.C.) National Museum of American Art

Renwick Gallery Washington, DC

S.A.A.M.

SAAM

SAAM (Smithsonian American Art Museum)

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery

Smithsonian American Art Museum Washington, DC Renwick Gallery

Smithsonian Institution American Art Museum

Smithsonian institution, National museum of American art

Smithsonian Institution Renwick Gallery

Smithsonian Institution Smithsonian American Art Museum

Smithsonian Institution (Washington D.C.) National Museum of American Art

Smithsonian's American Art Museum

Smithsonian's American Art Museum Washington, DC

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United States National Museum of American Art

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