Exhibitions: American Identities: A New Look

Edward Hicks: The Peaceable Kingdom

Edward Hicks (American, 1780–1849). The Peaceable Kingdom, circa 1833–34. Oil on canvas, 17 7/16 x 23 9/16 in. (44.3 x 59.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 40.340

Long-Term Installation

Luce Center for American Art, 5th Floor

This major installation of more than three hundred fifty objects from our premier collection of American art integrates a vast array of fine and decorative arts (silver, furniture, ceramics, and textiles) ranging in date from the colonial period to the present. For the first time, major objects from these exceptional collections are joined by selections from our important holdings of Native American and Spanish colonial art.

The galleries are organized according by eight innovative themes, through which you can explore historical moments and crucial ideas in American visual culture over the course of nearly three hundred years. Featured within these sections are American masterworks for which these collections have long been known, by such artists and makers as John Singleton Copley, Thomas Cole, Albert Bierstadt, Herter Brothers, Union Porcelain Works, Thomas Eakins, John Singer Sargent, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Frank Lloyd Wright, Marsden Hartley, Georgia O'Keeffe, William Edmondson, David Smith, Richard Diebenkorn, and Robert Colescott.

From Colony to Nation
A Nation Divided: The Civil War Era
The Centennial Era, 1876–1900: Tradition and Innovation
Everyday Life
Expanding Horizons
Inventing American Landscape
Making Art
Modern Life


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Gallery Tour

Sunday, July 13, 2014

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Gallery Tour

Sunday, July 20, 2014

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Gallery Tour: "Painting America"

Thursday, July 24, 2014

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