Friends of American Art

  • Childe Hassam (1859–1935). Early Morning on the Avenue in May 1917, 1917. Oil on canvas,30 1/8 x 36 1/8 in. Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, Bequest of Candace C. Stimson, 1944.20. Photo: Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover/Art Resource, NY

  • Marsden Hartley (1877–1943). Portrait, ca. 1914–15. Oil on canvas, 32 1/4 x 21 1/2 in. Lent by the Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, Bequest of Hudson D. Walker from the Ione and Hudson D. Walker Collection, 1978.21.234

  • Jane Peterson (1876–1965). Red Cross Work Room 5th Avenue, NYC during the War, ca. 1917. Watercolor on paper, 17 1/2 x 23 1/2 in. Collection of Jonathan L. Cohen

  • John Steuart Curry (1897–1946). The Return of Private Davis from the Argonne, 1928–40. Oil on canvas, 38 1/4 x 52 1/4 in. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, Museum purchase funded by the Caroline Wiess Law Accessions Endowment Fund, 2011.763. Photo © Estate of John Steuart Curry, courtesy of Kiechel Fine Art, Lincoln, NE

  • John Singer Sargent (1856–1925). Gassed, 1919. Oil on canvas, 90 1/2 x 240 in. Imperial War Museums, London. Photo © IWM Imperial War Museums, Art.IWM ART 1460

Become a Friend of American Art
World War I Exhibition at the Frist This Fall

On October 6, the Frist Center opens World War I and American Art, organized by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. World War I and American Art is the first major exhibition to examine the ways American artists reacted to the Great War. It explores how American artists across generations, aesthetic sensibilities, and the political spectrum used their work to depict, memorialize, promote, or oppose the military conflict. This exhibition will showcase more than seventy American artists, including George Bellows, Marsden Hartley, Childe Hassam, Georgia O’Keeffe, and John Singer Sargent.

We invite you to support the Frist Center’s presentation of this meaningful exhibition by becoming a Friend of American Art, with a contribution of $500.  Your generosity will be recognized on the exhibition’s sponsor wall* and the Frist Center website, and you will be invited to the Friends’ private tour of World War I and American Art. You will also be acknowledged in the 2017 community report and invited to the November Circle reception.



Learn about other giving opportunities, recognition opportunities, and benefits. For more information, call Alyssa Blades at 615.744.3963 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

*To ensure the inclusion of your name (or your honoree’s name) as an exhibition sponsor, please reply by September 8, 2017.

James Montgomery Flagg (1877–1960). I Want YOU for U.S. Army, Nearest Recruiting Station,1917. Poster, 40 x 29 1/2 in. Collection of Walton Rawls. Photo: The Library Company of Philadelphia


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