American Dreams Exhibition
Feb 2006 – Feb 2011
This exhibition, presented on both levels of the Museum, includes paintings, sculptures, photography, as well as prints. American Dreams is divided into three thematic sections – “The Dream of Eden,” “American Aspirations” and “Envisioning America.”
These represent an expanded display of the museum’s holdings. “The Dream of Eden” section, which includes many landscape paintings, evokes the vision of America as a new Eden. Portraits and still lifes in the “American Aspirations” section illustrate an American ideal of affluence and ease.
The artworks in the “Envisioning America” section convey multiple visions of the nation as portrayed by American artists.