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American Paintings from the Manoogian Collection

June 4 – September 4, 1989
West Building, Main Floor, Galleries 73 through 79

Installation view of American Paintings from the Manoogian Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Gallery Archives

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

Overview: 63 19th-century American paintings included Hudson River landscapes, trompe l'oeil still lifes, genre scenes, impressionist landscapes, and figure paintings. The National Gallery of Art and the Detroit Institute of Arts organized this first public exhibition of works from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Manoogian.

Organization: Exhibition curators were Nicolai Cikovsky Jr., curator of American painting and deputy senior curator of paintings at the National Gallery; Nancy Rivard Shaw, curator of American art at the Detroit Institute of Arts; and Franklin Kelly, curator of collections at the Corcoran Museum of Art and previously curator of American art at the National Gallery. Gaillard Ravenel and Mark Leithauser designed the exhibition, and Gordon Anson designed the lighting.

Sponsor: United Technologies Corporation provided support.

Attendance: 144,931

Catalog: American Paintings from the Manoogian Collection. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art; Detroit: Detroit Institute of Arts, 1989.

Other Venues: M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, September 23–November 26, 1989
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, December 19, 1989–February 25, 1990
Detroit Institute of Arts, March 27–May 27, 1990