The Robert & Arlene Kogod Courtyard will be closed all-day Sunday, November 19 due to a special event.

Foto en blanco y negro de cinco metalúrgicos rusos en Pennsylvania
 
Metalúrgicos rusos / Lewis Wickes Hine / 1909 (impresa en 1942) / impresión de plata sobre gelatina en cartón / Smith College Museum of Art (Museo de Arte de la Universidad Smith), Northampton, Massachusetts. Transferencia de la Librería de Arte Hillyer

El Sudor de su Frente: Retratando a los trabajadores estadounidenses

Desde el 03 de noviembre de 2017 hasta el 03 de septiembre de 2018

“El Sudor de su Frente” combina el arte y la historia social con las representaciones de los trabajadores estadounidenses a través de géneros y siglos de arte. Artistas como Winslow Homer, Dorothea Lange, Elizabeth Catlett y Lewis Hine plasman a trabajadores a través del paisaje cambiante de Estados Unidos; desde niños y esclavos trabajadores a mineros, ferroviarios y metalúrgicos, a la gradual desaparición actual del trabajador. Aproximadamente 75 objetos en todos los medios de comunicación (incluyendo video) destacan un punto de conexión entre los artistas y sus temas predominantemente anónimos.

This exhibition will feature loans from such notable institutions as the Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The J. Paul Getty Museum, The Phillips Collection and The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, among others.

This exhibition is curated by Portrait Gallery Curator of Painting and Sculpture Dorothy Moss and Historian Emeritus, David C. Ward. An accompanying catalogue will feature essays from both curators, as well as British art historian John Fagg.

  • Color photograph of woman operating factory machinery

    Lathe operator machining parts for transport planes at the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation plant, Fort Worth, Texas by Howard R. Hollem / Digital inkjet print from 4 x 5 color transparency, 1942 (printed 2017)/ Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

  • Painting of man working at a forge

    Pat Lyon at the Forge by John B. Neagle / Oil on canvas, 1829 / Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; gift of the Lyon family (1842.1)

     

  • Portrait of an African American woman in a long dress and apron

    Miss Breme Jones by John Rose / Watercolor and ink on paper, 1785-87 / Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, Williamsburg, Virginia; Museum purchase, the Friends of Colonial Williamsburg Collections Fund

  • Tommy (Holding His Bootblack Kit) by Jacob Riis / Modern gelatin silver print from dry plate negative, c. 1890 (printed from original negative, 1994) Museum of the City of New York, New York City; gift of Roger William Riis, 1990

  • Black and white photo of a grape picker wearing a hat

    Grape Picker, Berryessa Valley, California, 1956, from 'Portfolio Two' by Pirkle Jones / Gelatin silver print, 1956 ? Bank of America Collection © Special Collections, University Library, University of Santa Cruz: Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marion Baruch Photographs

  • Black and white photo of a child working in a factory

    Child Labor, c. 1908 by Lewis Wickes Hine / Gelatin silver print, c. 1908 Bank of America Collection