American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life, 1765-1915

American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life, 1765-1915

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

John Singleton Copley
Watson and the Shark (detail), 1778
National Gallery of Art, Washington
Image courtesy of the Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

March 2, 2010

American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life, 1765-1915
February 28 – May 23, 2010

5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90036

www.lacma.org

Now on view at LACMA: American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life, 1765-1915. From the colonial period to the present, Americans have been inventing characters and plots, settings and situations to give meaning to our everyday lives.

American Stories presents masterpieces of American painting from artists including Mary Cassatt, John Singleton Copley, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, and many more. From evocative, personal portraits to multi-figured compositions that helped to define national identity and character, each painting tells a story about American life. On view February 28–May 23, 2010.

RELATED EVENTS

Lecture
Reading American Stories
March 7 | 2 pm | free

Concert
Eighth Blackbird, with vocalist Lucy Shelton
April 28 | 8 pm | ticketed

Docent Slide Talks
Alternating Thursdays (2 pm)
and Sundays (3 pm) | free

For membership and tickets: www.lacma.org or 877 522-6225

This exhibition was organized by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. The Los Angeles presentation is made possible through a generous gift from LACMA’s Art Museum Council. In-kind media support provided by KCRW.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

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