A More Perfect Union: American Artists and the Currents of Our Time

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On the occasion of 60 years of Art in Embassies, The Smithsonian's Museum of American History opened the exhibition "A More Perfect Union: American Artists and the Currents of Our Time," with a day-long art activation in partnership with the Karsh Institute of Democracy at the University of Virginia. Curated by Art in Embassies Chief Curator Camille Benton, President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities member Nora Halpern, and former Art in Embassies Director Ellen Susman, this exhibition included works by some of the most respected contemporary artists working today, on issues of equality, freedom, justice, and other founding principles of the United States.

The Four Freedoms images by Emily Shur and Hank Willis Thomas, in collaboration with Eric Gottesman and Wyatt Gallery, were featured alongside artists such as Doug Aitken, Paula Crown, Jenny Holzer, Jeffrey Gibson, Jay Lynn Gomez, Tomashi Jackson, Titus Kaphar, Christine Sun Kim, Bruce Nauman, Yoko Ono, Alexis Rockman, Edward Ruscha, Will Ryman,  Xavier Tavera, Marie Watt, Carrie Mae Weems, Susan Weil, Lawrence Weiner, Ambassador Chantale Wong, and Yu-Wen Wu.

On view September 19–October 1

Learn more about the exhibition and program of events here.

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