Crosscurrents: Modern Art from the Sam Rose and Julie Walters Collection

October 30, 2015 – April 10, 2016

Georgia O'Keeffe, Hibiscus with Plumeria, 1939, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Partial and promised gift of Sam Rose and Julie Walters

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

3rd Floor, North Floor Plan

Crosscurrents features stellar paintings and sculpture by major American artists Alexander Calder, David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein, Georgia O’Keeffe, Wayne Thiebaud and others alongside European giants such as Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró. The exhibition examines what chief curator Virginia Mecklenburg describes as a “river of intellectual and artistic commerce that flowed both ways between America and Europe.”

Crosscurrents is organized by Mecklenburg and features several gifts to the museum as well as artworks that are rarely seen by the public.