American Art

Robert Rauschenberg: Channel Surfing traces the artist’s creation of a visual language that addresses fundamental transformations in media culture in the late 20th-century, a period marked by the…

Join Dr. Christopher C. Oliver, Bev Perdue Jennings Assistant Curator of American Art, for a virtual tour of VMFA exhibition Virginia Arcadia: The Natural Bridge in American Art.

For nearly 60 years, Houston collector and philanthropist Fayez S. Sarofim has quietly assembled one of the most significant collections of American art in private hands.
In the special collection of brittle works on paper at the Boston Athenaeum lies Paul Revere’s 1770 hand-colored engraving, The Bloody Massacre.
America is haunted. That is the premise of the first major museum exhibition to take a comprehensive look at the relationship between American artists and the unseen forces that lurk in our cultural…
Together, these three auctions will present buyers with a rare and wonderful opportunity to acquire paintings and sculpture by many of the leading artists in these collecting fields.
The July 2021 Focus for Reframed is American Heat


At what point can an object become art? The opinion that the original "Star-Spangled Banner" is now a work of art is the tried and true view of this "Art & Object" columnist.