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The Flag Paintings of Childe Hassam

May 8 – July 17, 1988
East Building, Ground Floor, Northwest, Pod II (3,500 sq. ft.)

Childe Hassam, Allies Day, May 1917, 1917, oil on canvas, Gift of Ethelyn McKinney in memory of her brother, Glenn Ford McKinney, 1943.9.1

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

Overview: 25 paintings were selected from the series created by Childe Hassam showing the flag-decorated streets of New York City during World War I, between 1916 and 1919. They were assembled by Ilene Susan Fort of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Organization: Deborah Chotner was exhibition coordinator at the National Gallery. Gaillard Ravenel and Mark Leithauser designed the exhibition and Gordon Anson designed the lighting for the National Gallery.

Sponsor: This was the second in the series of American impressionist exhibitions supported by Bell Atlantic.

Attendance: 108,077

Catalog: The Flag Paintings of Childe Hassam, by Ilene Susan Fort. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1988.

Brochure: The Flag Paintings of Childe Hassam. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1988.

Other Venues: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, August 21–October 30, 1988
Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, January 7–March 12, 1989
New-York Historical Society, April 20–June 25, 1989

Hassam, Childe
American, 1859 - 1935