Made in the USA is the most comprehensive presentation of The Phillips Collection’s American art in nearly 40 years.
Made in the USA tells the story of American art from the late 19th-century to the mid-20th century when American art became a significant global force after World War II. The Phillips Collection has celebrated American art and artists since it opened to the public in 1921 as America’s first museum dedicated to modern art. From the outset, museum founder Duncan Phillips intended that this gallery in the nation’s capital was to be a champion for the country’s artists. He devoted his life to finding, fostering, and collecting the very best of American art, particularly the work of living artists guided by their individual visions, rather than by popular trends.
Using the Prism.K12 learning strategies, explore the art and biographies of three artists from the Made in the USA exhibition: Georgia O'Keeffe, Edward Hopper, and Horace Pippin.
When Georgia O’Keeffe first gained attention for her innovative charcoal drawings in 1916, male artists dominated the American art scene. She was one of the few women to command as much attention as her male counterparts.Learn more about O'Keeffe's innovative artistic style.
The realistic paintings of Edward Hopper are among the most unforgettable images in twentieth-century American art. He repeatedly painted scenes of urban interiors and city streets, usually with only a few figures.Discover the way Hopper painted a changing America in the early twentieth century.
Horace Pippin was one of the first African-American artists to achieve great respect for his paintings of many different subjects in the first half of the twentieth century.Explore the way Pippin captured the African-American experience.