Exhibition of Modern Realism Opens Feb. 28 at the Smithsonian American Art …

Artworks by Stuart Davis, Edward Hopper, Jacob Lawrence and More

“Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection” presents some of the most treasured artworks from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s permanent collection, including works by Will Barnet, Isabel Bishop, Paul Cadmus, Arthur Dove, Nancy Grossman, Edward Hopper, Wolf Kahn, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Jacob Lawrence, Reginald Marsh, Ben Shahn and Honoré Sharrer, among others. The exhibition includes 71 paintings and sculpture from the 1910s to the 1980s that encompass the range of what can broadly be called modern realism, from socio-political to psychological, from satirical to surrealist. The artworks on display were selected by Virginia Mecklenburg, chief curator at the museum. The exhibition will be on view from Feb. 28 through Aug. 17.

“With this exhibition, the Smithsonian American Art Museum celebrates the generosity of the Sara Roby Foundation for its gift of this extraordinary

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