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   from the issue of August 17, 2006

Revamped galleries offer American art tour

A chronological tour of American art, from the early 19th century through today, is presented in the six revamped permanent collection galleries of the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery.

AMERICAN CLASSIC - Edward Hopper's
AMERICAN CLASSIC - Edward Hopper's "Room in New York" is included in the iconic works on display in the six revamped permanent collection galleries at the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Scuplture Garden. Completed in 1932, the painting is oil on canvas.

Closed in July and reopened Aug. 1, the galleries offer works documenting American realism, modernism, surrealism and the development of abstract expressionism.

Iconic works on view include: "River Landscape" by Albert Bierstadt; "New York Night" by Georgia O'Keeffe; "Lonesome Road" by Thomas Hart Benton; "Room in New York" by Edward Hopper; "Paper Boats" by Jacob Lawrence; "Observer" by Louise Bourgeois; "Woman" by Willem DeKooning; and "Ocean Park No. 87.5" by Richard Diebenkorn.

Recent acquisitions on view include works by David Bates, Dan Howard and Marjorie Mikasen.

The installation is a key part of Sheldon's "Forming American Identities" initiative, which examines how artists express their identities and share formative influences - cultures, gender, places and experiences - within their works. Through programs and events, Sheldon and its partnering entities are using this exhibition and others to explore how individual artists have emerged from America's vast tapestry of influences and generational tides with distinctive identities, and how they have used their artwork to reflect new cultural realities through the nation's history.

For more information, go online to or call 472-2461.



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