The Nevada Museum of Art has been selected to participate in a five-year exhibition partnership with the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) made possible by Art Bridges and the Terra Foundation for American Art. The local kickoff to this multi-year, multi-institutional partnership started with “Vote Nevada Art,” a month-long community-wide campaign (July 11 – August 11, 2019) where the public voted to determine which artworks would hang on the walls of the Museum.
SAAM made eight paintings available as contenders for this race, including works by Childe Hassam, David Hockney, Edward Hopper, George Inness, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O’Keeffe, Angel Rodríguez-Díaz, and Severin Roesen.
The top three winners were Hassam’s The South Ledges, Appledore, 1913; Ryder’s House, 1933, by Hopper; and O’Keeffe’s Hibiscus with Plumeria, 1939.
These three treasures from the nation’s preeminent collection of American Art will be on view in America’s Art, Nevada’s Choice: Community Selections from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, opening during First Thursday on November 7, 2019, with a press conference and Unveiling Celebration.
To learn more about this five-year collaboration with SAAM and four partner museums across the American West read the press release.
This is one in a series of American art exhibitions created through a multi-year, multi-institutional partnership formed by the Smithsonian American Art Museum as part of the Art Bridges + Terra Foundation Initiative.