. . . As Apple Pie
08 Jun - 22 Nov 2012
Bird of Freedom, 1942
21 9/16 × 15 1/16 in. (54.8 × 38.3 cm)
Whitney Museum of American Art, purchase 42.13
8 June 2012–
Images, like words, trigger a cultural and emotional knowledge of a shared national ethos. Artists have used this pictorial shorthand—sometimes straightforward, often obliquely—to comment on this country, its people, its political and social goals, its self-image. . . . as apple pie explores this phenomenon through a rotating installation drawn from the Museum’s holdings of works on paper by a diverse group of artists including William N. Copley, Edward Hopper, Jasper Johns, Elizabeth “Grandma” Layton, Willard Midgette, LeRoy Neiman, Joseph Pennell, Charles Ray, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, and Stow Wengenroth.