From Washington to Warhol: Americana Redefined
July 11 2009 - January 3 2010
From early portraiture to Pop art, American artists have always borrowed from the broad reservoir of imagery broadly defined as Americana. Reviewing art from two centuries, this exhibition presents images of America revealed through the eyes of artists.
Americana Redefined features some of the highlights of Cheekwood’s collection, including a nineteenth-century view of Belmont Mansion by an anonymous artist, a genre painting by Eastman Johnson, realist works by The Group of Eight (Arthur B. Davies, William Glackens, Robert Henri, Ernest Lawson, George Luks, Maurice Prendergast, Everett Shinn, and John Sloan), American Scene painting, and many artists from the post-World War II generation. For the first time in several years, the famous pair of portraits that Andy Warhol and Jamie Wyeth painted of one other will be exhibited again at Cheekwood.