(from the Kent Bicentennial Portfolio),
23 x 35 inches
Gift of the Lorillard Company,
Photo by Todd Staileymeaning of independence and American citizenship. They expressed these themes in works as diverse as America itself. Come explore the Hunter’s newest Collection Focus exhibition.
With Liberty and Justice for All
ART AND POLITICS DURING THE 1976 BICENTENNIAL
DOUGLAS FIR HALL
ON VIEW NOW
What does independence mean to you? This is a question Americans asked themselves in the mid-1970s, when the country commemorated the 200th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. At the time, the United States was experiencing social, economic, and political turmoil – from the energy crisis to the resignation of a president. In the midst of this strife, the Bicentennial gave Americans solace and cause for celebration. Artists joined their compatriots in reflecting upon the meaning of independence and American citizenship. They expressed these themes in works as diverse as America itself. Come explore the Hunter’s newest Collection Focus exhibition.
The exhibit is presented with support from:
Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art is organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Generous support for the exhibition has been provided by Altria Group, the Honorable Aida M. Alvarez, Judah Best, The James F. Dicke Family Endowment, Sheila Duignan and Mike Wilkins, Tania and Tom Evans, Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino, The Michael A. and the Honorable Marilyn Logsdon Mennello Endowment, Henry R. Muñoz III, Wells Fargo and Zions Bank. Additional significant support was provided by The Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center. Support for “Treasures to Go,” the museum’s traveling exhibition program, comes from The C.F. Foundation, Atlanta.