Edward Hopper, Cape Cod Morning, 1950.
Edward Hopper, Cape Cod Morning, 1950. Oil on canvas, 34 1/8 x 40 1/4 inches. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation.

Modern American Realism

Highlights from the Smithsonian’s Sara Roby Foundation Collection

OCT 20, 2018 – APR 28, 2019

A selection of treasured artworks from the permanent collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Modern American Realism includes 70 paintings and sculptures from the 1910s to the 1980s that encompass the range of what can broadly be called modern realism, from sociopolitical to psychological, from satirical to surrealist. Drawn from works collected by the Sara Roby Foundation, the exhibition includes works by Will Barnet, Isabel Bishop, Paul Cadmus, Arthur Dove, Edward Hopper, Wolf Kahn, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Jacob Lawrence, Reginald Marsh, and Honoré Sharrer, among others.

Modern American Realism: Highlights from the Smithsonian’s Sara Roby Foundation Collection was organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum with generous support from the Sara Roby Foundation. The C.F. Foundation in Atlanta supports the museum’s traveling exhibition program, Treasures to Go.