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. . . as apple pie

June 8, 2012–June 9, 2013

Stow Wengenroth (1907–1978), Bird of Freedom, 1942. Lithograph, 21 9/16 × 15 1/16 in. (54.8 × 38.3 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, purchase  42.13

Stow Wengenroth (1907–1978), Bird of Freedom, 1942. Lithograph, 21 9/16 × 15 1/16 in. (54.8 × 38.3 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, purchase 42.13

Images, like words, can trigger a cultural or emotional response to a shared national ethos. Artists have employed images—sometimes straightforwardly, often obliquely—in order to comment on a country, its people, its political or social goals, and its self-image. This exhibition explores this phenomenon through a rotating installation, drawn from the Whitney’s collection, of works on paper by a diverse group of artists including Robert Bechtle, Enrique Chagoya, Howard Cook, William N. Copley, Edward Hopper, Willard Midgette, Joseph Pennell, Benton Spruance, and Stow Wengenroth.

. . . as apple pie is organized by David Kiehl, Curator, Prints.