November 29, 1972

People in the Sun, Edward Hopper, 1960

“Modern American Art” opens at the National Collection of Fine Arts, now the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The special installation contains some 50 contemporary paintings and sculptures, including part of the S. C. Johnson collection.

Posted: 29 November 2010
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