An American Perspective: Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Art from the Collection of Jo Ann and Julian Ganz Jr.

October 4, 1981 – February 15, 1982

East Building, Upper Level, West Bridge (6,000 sq. ft.)

THIS EXHIBITION IS NO LONGER ON VIEW AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY.

Overview: 102 paintings, drawings, watercolors, pastels, and neoclassical sculpture came from the private collection of Jo Ann and Julian Ganz in Los Angeles.

Organization: The exhibition was organized by John Wilmerding, curator of American art, with Linda Ayres, assistant curator, and Earl A. Powell III, director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Gaillard Ravenel, Mark Leithauser, Elroy Quenroe, and John Wilmerding designed the exhibition for the National Gallery, recreating a late 19th-century American interior with dado and crown moldings, simulated wood graining, and marbleized pedestals. Gordon Anson designed the lighting for the National Gallery.

Sponsor: The exhibition was supported by Republic National Bank of New York, Trade Development Bank, Geneva, and Banco Safra, S.A., Brazil.

Attendance: 120,152

Catalog: An American Perspective: Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Art from the Collection of Jo Ann and Julian Ganz Jr., by John Wilmerding, Linda Ayres, and Earl A. Powell III. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1981.

Other Venues: Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, Fort Worth, March 19–May 23, 1982
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, July 6–September 26, 1982

Image: Sanford Robinson Gifford, The Artist Sketching at Mount Desert, Maine, 1864-1865, oil on canvas, Gift of Jo Ann and Julian Ganz, Jr. in honor of John Wilmerding, 2004.99.1