Modern and Contemporary Art

July 1, 2006 – Indefinitely

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

3rd Floor, East, Lincoln Gallery Floor Plan

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