People, Places, Things: Symbols of American Culture
September 1, 2012 - January 13, 2013
From the American flag to the Coca Cola logo, People, Places, Things celebrates the rich visual material that is at the foundation of American cultural identity. Paintings, prints, and photographs drawn from the Addison’s collection include images of the modern city and industrial power, the changing landscape of the American West from the lone cowboy to suburban tract houses, the diverse faces of the country’s citizens, and scenes documenting car culture and the open road. Works by artists such as Childe Hassam, Thomas Hart Benton, Robert Frank, Walker Evans, and Larry Stark document people, places, and things that define and commemorate the many facets of our national identity.