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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

WASH DC |Curators Tour with Melissa Ho of "Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965-1975"

Start Date: 6/4/2019 10:00 AM EDT
End Date: 6/4/2019 11:00 AM EDT

Venue Name: Smithsonian American Art Museum

F St NW &, 8th St NW
Meet in the lobby
Washington, DC  United States  20004

Organization Name: ArtTable DC

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Members & Guests Free

Join ArtTable DC for a special tour of "Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965-1975" with Melissa Ho, curator of twentieth-century art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. 

—Holland Cotter, The New York Times

By the late 1960s, the United States was in pitched conflict both in Vietnam, against a foreign power, and at home—between Americans for and against the war, for and against the status quo. ""Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965–1975"" presents art created amid this turmoil, spanning the period from President Lyndon B. Johnson’s fateful decision to deploy U.S. ground troops to South Vietnam in 1965 to the fall of Sài Gòn ten years later.

The exhibition is unprecedented in its historical scale and depth. It brings together nearly 100 works by fifty-eight of the most visionary and provocative artists of the period. Galvanized by the moral urgency of the Vietnam War, these artists reimagined the goals and uses of art, affecting developments in multiple movements and media: painting, sculpture, printmaking, performance, installation, documentary art, and conceptualism. This exhibition presents both well-known and rarely discussed works, and offers an expanded view of American art during the war, introducing a diversity of previously marginalized artistic voices, including women, African Americans, Latinos, and Asian Americans. The exhibition makes vivid an era in which artists endeavored to respond to the turbulent times and openly questioned issues central to American civic life.

Artists included in the exhibition are: Carl Andre, Benny Andrews, Art Workers’ Coalition, Asco, Judith Bernstein, Chris Burden, T.C. Cannon, Mel Casas, Rosemarie Castoro, Judy Chicago, William Copley, Emile de Antonio, Mark di Suvero, James Gong Fu Dong, Dan Flavin, Terry Fox, Rupert García, Leon Golub, Philip Jones Griffiths, Guerrilla Art Action Group, Philip Guston, Hans Haacke, David Hammons, Wally Hedrick, Douglas Huebler, Carlos Irizzary, Kim Jones, Donald Judd, On Kawara, Corita Kent, Edward Kienholz, Yayoi Kusama, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Fred Lonidier, Malaquias Montoya, Robert Morris, Bruce Nauman, Barnett Newman, Jim Nutt, Claes Oldenburg, Yoko Ono, Dennis Oppenheim, Liliana Porter, Yvonne Rainer, Ad Reinhardt, Faith Ringgold, Martha Rosler, Peter Saul, Carolee Schneemann, Robert Smithson, Nancy Spero, May Stevens, Carol Summers, Paul Thek, Jesse Treviño, Tomi Ungerer, Timothy Washington, and William Weege."

If this event is at capacity, please email 
dc@arttable.org to be added to the waitlist. 

Thank you to Joan Danziger for organizing this program.

Image: Yoko Ono, "Cut Piece", 1964; courtesy of Yoko Ono Lennon (c) Yoko Ono 1965/2019
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