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American Attitude: Whistler & His Followers
Sunday, March 14, 2004 – Sunday, June 06, 2004
This exhibition celebrates the influential work of artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler and his impact on American painting. Included among over 60 paintings is his most famous work, Arrangement in Gray and Black: Portrait of the Artist’s Mother, commonly referred to as “Whistler’s Mother.” Other signature works by Whistler such as Symphony in White, No. 1: The White Girl from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., as well as the DIA’s own Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket. Other Whistler paintings are on view, along with works by American artists who were influenced by his innovative ideas. The exhibition is organized in a way that shows Whistler’s unique handling of compositional and tonal arrangements and their impact. Generous support is provided by the Henry Luce Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.