Wish You Were Here: Artists on Vacation

June 28, 2007 – September 21, 2007

Archives of American Art Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery
8th and F Streets, NW
Washington, DC

Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery, Reynolds Center, 1st Floor, East

This Archives of American Art exhibition features numerous items -- from snapshots and sketchbooks to letters and postcards -- that show artists on vacation. Like everyone else, artists view vacation as a time to get away from the grind -- to set out for the beach, mountains, or foreign lands. Getting away, however, doesn't mean leaving the canvas or sketchbook behind; artists are always on the job, and vacations become opportunities for painting, drawing, and studying.