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Living Modern

3rd floor North, American Art Museum (8th and F Streets, N.W.)
October 30, 2015 – April 3, 2016

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Georgia O'Keeffe, Hibiscus with Plumeria, 1939, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Partial and promised gift of Sam Rose and Julie Walters

Living Modern features the stellar collection of Sam Rose and Julie Walters, who for the past twenty-five years have collected the work of Georgia O’Keeffe, Alexander Calder, David Hockney, Pablo Picasso and a host of other American and European artists who have pushed the boundaries of art. This international perspective, which illuminates cross-currents in modern art, is a first for the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The exhibition features more than seventy-five paintings and sculptures. The exhibition is organized by Virginia Mecklenburg, chief curator.

The museum will publish a catalogue to accompany the exhibition.


Living Modern is organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum with generous support from Tania and Tom Evans.