Arthur G. Dove, Red Sun, 1935, oil on canvas, 20 1/4 x 28 in.; 51.435 x 71.12 cm. The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC. Acquired 1935
Holmes and Titelman Galleries
February 1-May 31, 2020
From Homer to Hopper: American Art from The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC presents some of the most important American paintings and sculptures from The Phillips Collection, the first museum of modern art in the United States. The exhibition explores the history of American art from the late 19th century through the 1960s, as the country was establishing its artistic identity and setting the course for modern art. The stunning selection of works encompasses the exacting realism of Thomas Eakins and Winslow Homer, the impressionist paintings of Childe Hassam and John Henry Twachtman, the evocative images of Edward Hopper and Charles Sheeler, and then continues with the bold modernist abstractions of Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, and Georgia O’Keeffe. The show will culminate with the inventive works of the post-war decades, when artists such as Richard Diebenkorn, Helen Frankenthaler, and Philip Guston made the United States the center of the art world. Themes include the stunning American landscape, cityscapes and depictions of urban life, portraiture, still life, and techniques such as action painting and stain painting. The exhibition will also celebrate Duncan Phillips, who through dedication and vision assembled the outstanding collection that serves as the cornerstone of The Phillips Collection.
This exhibition has been organized by The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC