Salvatore Scarpitta: Traveler

July 17, 2014 – January 11, 2015
Sal Cragar, 1969

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Independence Avenue at 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC

Lower Level Floor Plan

A fascinating and singular figure in postwar art, Salvatore Scarpitta (1919–2007) created a powerful body of work that ranges from non-objective abstraction to radical realism. Deeply admired in Europe where he began his career, the artist has yet to be fully recognized in his native United States. Featuring key recent additions to the Hirshhorn’s collection, this is the first solo presentation of Scarpitta’s work at an American museum in over a decade, and the first ever on the East Coast.