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Contemporary American Prints and Drawings

March 22 – July 26, 1981
East Building, Upper Level, West Bridge (6,000 sq. ft.)

Hans Hofmann, Bird Flight, 1943, colored crayons and black felt-tip pen, Gift of the Woodward Foundation, Washington, D.C. 1976.56.56

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: 120 examples of American graphics of the period from 1940 to 1980 were selected entirely from the Gallery's collection. This survey included recent gifts and purchases.

Attendance: 194,966

Brochure: Contemporary Prints and Drawings 1940-1980, by Andrew Robison. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1981.