Friday, June 20, 2014

Smithsonian American Art Museum

My afternoon at the American Art Museum was wonderful and relaxing. I took my time going through the galleries, and actually didn't see as much of it as I would have liked. The collection is kind of a hodgepodge. Interestingly, there are many works by relatively minor artists -- or at least many whom I've never heard of. In addition to Ben Shahn and Georgia O'Keefe, etc., I discovered a dramatic and haunting sculpture by Harold Tovish, "In Memorium", a fun and funny painting by Philip Evergood, "Dowager in a Wheelchair", and a beautiful fiery red forest painting with difficult to see figures departing. this was by Bernard Perlin, titled "The Farewell".

These works I saw are all from
Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection


Anonymous said...

my fave--the taxicab one!

Diana said...

Yes, the woman in the wheelchair is hilarious!

Diana said...

I just learned that the works I saw are from Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection.