Cool Art for the Summer
Hot enough for you? How about cooling off in the air-conditioned galleries of the Smithsonian American Art Museum while taking in some amazing art?
We have a number of summer-themed artworks on view including Childe Hassam's The South Ledges, Appledore from 1913, which is located on the 2nd floor of the Museum. Appledore Island off the coast of Maine was a special place for Hassam. He and his fellow artists would spend summers there enjoying the hospitality of poet Celia Thaxter. This painting captures a quiet moment on a rocky beach-a leisurely day spent watching the waves crash and the light dance on the rippling water.
Also on view are Winslow Homer's Summertime and Fred W. Benson's Summer (both 2nd floor), and Allan Rohan Crite's School's Out, which is part of our current exhibition African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era and Beyond located on the first floor.
Cool temps, cool art-come join us!
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