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Modern and Contemporary Art

Modern and Contemporary Art

– Permanent

American Art Museum
8th and F Streets, NW
Washington, DC

Location: 3rd Floor, East, Lincoln Gallery

On view in the Lincoln Gallery are contemporary artworks from the museum's permanent collection. New acquisitions are often featured.

Highlights include:

  • Room-size acquisitions, including Edward and Nancy Kienholz's; Sollie 17
  • Nam June Paik's Electronic Superhighway: Continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii
  • David Hockney's Snails Space with Vari-Lites, "Painting as Performance"

Related book: America's Art: Smithsonian American Art Museum