• Self-Portrait with Rita (detail), 1922. Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1899–1975). Oil on canvas; 124.5 x 100 cm. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Jack H. Mooney.
  • Luigi Lucioni (American, 1900–1988). Paul Cadmus, 1928. Oil on canvas, 16 x 12 1/8 in. (40.6 x 30.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 2007.28
  • Aaron Douglas (American, 1899–1979). Congo, circa 1928. Gouache and pencil on paper board, 14 3/8 x 9 1/2 in. (36.5 x 24.1 cm). North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, Gift of Susie R. Powell and Franklin R. Anderson
  • Elsie Driggs (American, 1898–1992). Aeroplane, 1928. Oil on canvas, 44 x 38 in. (111.8 x 96.5 cm). The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum purchase with funds provided by the Brown Foundation Accessions Endowment Fund. © Merriman Gatch
  • Edward Hopper (American, 1882–1967). Lighthouse Hill, 1927. Oil on canvas, 29 1/16 x 40 1/4 in. (73.8 x 102.2 cm). Dallas Museum of Art, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Purnell, 1958.9. © Heirs of Josephine N. Hopper, licensed by the Whitney Museum of American Art
  • Nickolas Muray (American, 1892–1965). Gloria Swanson, circa 1925. Gelatin silver print, 12 3/4 x 9 3/8 in. (32.4 x 23.8 cm). George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, New York, Gift of Mrs. Nickolas Muray. © Estate of Nickolas Muray
  • Winold Reiss (American, 1886–1953). Black Prophet, 1925. Pastel on Whatman board, 30 x 22 in. (76.2 x 55.9 cm). Private collection. © The Reiss Trust

Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties

Sunday, July 1, 2012 to Sunday, September 16, 2012
Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall
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A conversation with the curator

Curator Conversation: Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties

Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties is organized by the Brooklyn Museum. Major support for this exhibition and the accompanying catalogue was also provided by the Henry Luce Foundation, the Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Exhibition Fund, The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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The accompanying catalogue is supported by the Henry Luce Foundation and by a Brooklyn Museum publications endowment established by the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.