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Hard to Beat

Artist:
Joe Lewis Light, born Dyersburg, TN 1934-died 2005  Search this
Medium:
oil on plywood
Dimensions:
34 1/2 x 88 3/4 in. (87.6 x 225.4 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Folk Art
Date:
1988
Topic:
Landscape\mountain  Search this
Landscape\plant\cactus  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of William Arnett
Object number:
1993.1.2
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Painting and Sculpture
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edanmdm:saam_1993.1.2

National Champion Saguaro, Arizona, 2001

Artist:
Barbara Bosworth, born Cleveland, OH 1953  Search this
Medium:
gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
9 5/8 x 23 1/8 in. (24.4 x 58.7 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
2001
Topic:
Landscape\Arizona  Search this
Landscape\plant\cactus  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Haluk and Elisa Soykan
Copyright:
© 2001, Barbara Bosworth
Object number:
2008.2.4
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edanmdm:saam_2008.2.4

Untitled (desert landscape with mountains in background and large rainbow)

Artist:
Joseph Cornell, born Nyack, NY 1903-died New York City 1972  Search this
Medium:
collage
Dimensions:
9 x 7 in. (22.9 x 17.8 cm)
Type:
Collage
Date:
n.d.
Topic:
Landscape\mountain  Search this
Landscape\desert  Search this
Figure female\full length  Search this
Landscape\phenomenon\rainbow  Search this
Landscape\plant\cactus  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation
Object number:
1991.155.171
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edanmdm:saam_1991.155.171

Lt. Frank Luke, Jr., Phoenix, Arizona, from the series The American Monument

Artist:
Lee Friedlander, born Aberdeen, WA 1934  Search this
Medium:
gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
image: 7 1/2 x 11 3/8 in. (19.1 x 28.9 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1974
Topic:
Landscape\plant\cactus  Search this
Monument\statue\Luke  Search this
Architecture Exterior\civic  Search this
Architecture Exterior\other\courtyard  Search this
Cityscape\Arizona\Phoenix  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment, Margery and Edgar Masinter, Kevin and Lisa McGovern, and Bernie Stadiem
Copyright:
© Lee Friedlander
Object number:
2003.42.353
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edanmdm:saam_2003.42.353

Lieutenant Frank Luke, Jr., Phoenix, Arizona, from the series The American Monument

Artist:
Lee Friedlander, born Aberdeen, WA 1934  Search this
Sitter:
Frank Jr. Luke  Search this
Medium:
gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
image: 7 1/2 x 11 1/4 in. (19.1 x 28.6 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1974
Topic:
Landscape\plant\cactus  Search this
Monument\statue\soldier  Search this
Monument\statue\Luke  Search this
Cityscape\Arizona\Phoenix  Search this
Portrait male\full length  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment, Margery and Edgar Masinter, Kevin and Lisa McGovern, and Bernie Stadiem
Copyright:
© Lee Friedlander
Object number:
2003.42.354
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edanmdm:saam_2003.42.354

Will Rogers Riding into the Sunset, Fort Worth, Texas, from the series The American Monument

Artist:
Lee Friedlander, born Aberdeen, WA 1934  Search this
Sitter:
Will Rogers  Search this
Medium:
gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
image: 11 1/8 x 8 3/8 in. (28.3 x 21.3 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1976
Topic:
Landscape\plant\cactus  Search this
Landscape\Texas\Fort Worth  Search this
Portrait male  Search this
Monument\equestrian\Rogers  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment, Margery and Edgar Masinter, Kevin and Lisa McGovern, and Bernie Stadiem
Copyright:
© Lee Friedlander
Object number:
2003.42.738
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk76d3d5454-9a76-4da1-b7f9-e2ed4b3bc86e
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edanmdm:saam_2003.42.738

Battle of the Mind

Artist:
William R. Miller, born Louisville, KY 1962  Search this
Medium:
colored pencil and gouache on paper
Dimensions:
image and sheet: 11 3/4 x 9 in. (29.8 x 22.9 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
2001
Topic:
Figure  Search this
Fantasy  Search this
Landscape\desert  Search this
Landscape\celestial\sun  Search this
State of being\evil\temptation  Search this
Landscape\plant\cactus  Search this
Architecture\vehicle\spacecraft  Search this
Object\art object\totem pole  Search this
Emblem\cross  Search this
Object\other\candlestick  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist
Object number:
2001.65.3
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7542e7acd-bc9c-4af6-bd55-85a3242f9fb1
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edanmdm:saam_2001.65.3

Wedding Vase with Horned Toads

Artist:
Silas Claw, born Cow Springs, Navajo Nation, AZ 1913  Search this
Bertha Claw, born 1926  Search this
Medium:
fired clay, shellac, acrylic paint
Dimensions:
6 7/8 x 5 3/8 x 4 7/8 in. (17.5 x 13.7 x 12.4 cm)
Type:
Decorative Arts-Ceramic
Folk Art
Date:
ca. 1987-1988
Topic:
Animal\amphibian\toad  Search this
Landscape\plant\cactus  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase made possible by Mrs. Gibson Fahnestock
Object number:
1997.124.143
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Department:
Decorative Arts
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk77a310f14-e696-4776-971b-b72c3cf07073
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edanmdm:saam_1997.124.143

Metamorphosis II

Artist:
Peggy Stieler Wahrmund, born Kerr County, TX 1927  Search this
Medium:
cotton
Dimensions:
57 7/8 x 39 1/4 in. (147.0 x 99.7 cm)
Type:
Decorative Arts-Fiber
Crafts
Date:
1990-1991
Topic:
Animal\bird  Search this
Landscape\waterfall  Search this
Landscape\plant\cactus  Search this
Animal\amphibian\frog  Search this
Animal\raccoon  Search this
Animal\armadillo  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist
Copyright:
© 1990-1991, Peggy S. Wahrmund
Object number:
1998.95
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Department:
Renwick Gallery
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk74dd86872-d5b3-4c10-a935-fedabbe240fc
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edanmdm:saam_1998.95

Lotería-Segunda Tabla

Artist:
Carmen Lomas Garza, born Kingsville, TX 1948  Search this
Medium:
color etching on paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 16 x 15 in. (40.6 x 38.1 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1972
Topic:
Figure male  Search this
Landscape\tree  Search this
Animal\dog  Search this
Animal\horse  Search this
Animal\bird\chicken  Search this
Occupation\military\soldier  Search this
Animal\bird\parrot  Search this
Animal\pig  Search this
Landscape\plant\cactus  Search this
Animal\bird\crane  Search this
State of being\other\intoxicated  Search this
Object\flower  Search this
Object\game\fish  Search this
Object\other\container  Search this
Object\musical instrument\guitar  Search this
Object\musical instrument\harp  Search this
Object\tool\plow  Search this
Figure\fragment\heart  Search this
Object\toy\game  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Smithsonian Latino Initiatives Pool and the Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program
Copyright:
© 1972, Carmen Lomas Garza
Object number:
1995.25.2
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edanmdm:saam_1995.25.2

Cactus Botanical with Spirits

Artist:
Paul Stankard, born Attleboro, MA 1943  Search this
Medium:
glass
Dimensions:
6 x 3 1/8 x 3 in. (15.3 x 8.0 x 7.7 cm.)
Type:
Decorative Arts-Glass
Crafts
Date:
1990
Topic:
Landscape\plant\cactus  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Annie and Mike Belkin
Object number:
1992.100
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Department:
Renwick Gallery
On View:
Renwick Gallery, 2nd Floor, Room 206
Renwick Gallery, 2nd Floor
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk743f453d1-09a3-423a-bbb6-fa3ad4bb85fb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1992.100

Saguaros, Organ Pipe Cactus N.M. Colorado, from the portfolio Shadowless Places, Deserts of the Southwest

Artist:
Frank DiPerna, born Pittsburgh, PA 1947-died Falls Church, VA 2020  Search this
Medium:
chromogenic print
Dimensions:
sheet: 20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 61.0 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1984
Topic:
Landscape\Arizona  Search this
Landscape\plant\cactus  Search this
Landscape\park\Organ Pipe Cactus National Monumnt.  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Vladimir and Eileen Toumanoff
Copyright:
© 1984, Frank Di Perna
Object number:
1992.47.3
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GUID:
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edanmdm:saam_1992.47.3

Mulholland at Multiview Drive, Los Angeles, California 1991

Artist:
Karen Halverson, born Syracuse, NY 1941  Search this
Medium:
chromogenic print
Dimensions:
image: 16 5/8 x 50 3/16 in. (42.2 x 127.5 cm) sheet: 20 x 57 5/8 in. (50.8 x 146.4 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1991
Topic:
Landscape\plant\cactus  Search this
Cityscape\California\Los Angeles  Search this
Cityscape\street\Multiview Drive  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Consolidated Natural Gas Company Foundation
Copyright:
© 1991, Karen Halverson
Object number:
1994.1.2
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk73113d903-4989-4bec-ac93-9eb41830b86d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1994.1.2

Untitled, from the Los Angeles Documentary Project

Artist:
Douglas Hill, born London, England 1950  Search this
Medium:
silver dye bleach print
Dimensions:
image: 10 5/8 x 13 1/2 in. (27.0 x 34.3 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1979
Topic:
Cityscape\street  Search this
Landscape\plant\cactus  Search this
Cityscape\California\Los Angeles  Search this
Architecture Exterior\domestic\house  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts through the Photography Museum of Los Angeles
Copyright:
© 1979, Douglas Hill
Object number:
1990.38.47
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GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1990.38.47

Untitled, from the Los Angeles Documentary Project

Artist:
Douglas Hill, born London, England 1950  Search this
Medium:
silver dye bleach print
Dimensions:
image: 10 5/8 x 13 1/2 in. (27.0 x 34.3 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1980
Topic:
Landscape\plant\cactus  Search this
Cityscape\California\Los Angeles  Search this
Architecture Exterior\commercial\hotel  Search this
Architecture Exterior\domestic\shed  Search this
Object\written matter\graffiti  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts through the Photography Museum of Los Angeles
Copyright:
© 1979, Douglas Hill
Object number:
1990.38.54
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edanmdm:saam_1990.38.54

Untitled, from the Los Angeles Documentary Project

Artist:
Douglas Hill, born London, England 1950  Search this
Medium:
silver dye bleach print
Dimensions:
image: 10 5/8 x 13 1/2 in. (27.0 x 34.3 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1980
Topic:
Landscape\plant\cactus  Search this
Cityscape\California\Los Angeles  Search this
Architecture Exterior\domestic\house  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts through the Photography Museum of Los Angeles
Copyright:
© 1979, Douglas Hill
Object number:
1990.38.56
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GUID:
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edanmdm:saam_1990.38.56

Maquette for Bien Venida y Vaya Con Dios

Artist:
Maria Alquilar, born New York City 1928-died Sacramento, CA 2014  Search this
Medium:
ceramic, copper foil, wire, paint and plastic
Dimensions:
overall: 29 x 18 3/8 x 13 3/8 in. (73.7 x 46.7 x 34.0 cm.) top: 23 x 16 1/4 x 9 1/8 in. (58.4 x 41.3 x 23.2 cm.) bottom: 12 3/4 x 18 3/8 x 13 3/8 in. (32.4 x 46.7 x 34.0 cm.)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1985
Topic:
Animal\monkey  Search this
Religion\New Testament\Christ  Search this
Animal\rabbit  Search this
Religion\New Testament\Mary  Search this
Animal\coyote  Search this
Landscape\plant\cactus  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the General Services Administration, Art-in-Architecture Program
Object number:
1990.69A-B
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Department:
Painting and Sculpture
On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 51A
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk77ee9f781-ce06-4617-9dde-94e0978197d3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1990.69A-B

Old Adobe

Artist:
Milford Zornes, born Camargo, OK 1908-died Claremont, CA 2008  Search this
Medium:
watercolor on paper
Dimensions:
sight 14 1/2 x 21 3/4 in. (36.8 x 55.2 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1934
Topic:
Landscape\plant\cactus  Search this
Architecture Exterior\domestic\house  Search this
Architecture Exterior\domestic\adobe  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Object number:
1965.18.78
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk79fc83f6f-9243-4374-8395-8487f5b80412
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1965.18.78

Cowboy Boots

Artist:
William Wilhelmi, born Garwin, IA 1939  Search this
Medium:
slip-cast, airbrushed-underglaze and glazed porcelain with gold lusters
Dimensions:
left boot: 14 1/4 x 10 1/4 x 4 in. (36.2 x 26.0 x 10.2 cm) right boot: 14 1/4 x 10 1/4 x 4 1/8 in. (36.2 x 26.0 x 10.5 cm)
Type:
Decorative Arts-Ceramic
Crafts
Date:
1980
Topic:
Landscape\desert  Search this
Landscape\weather\cloud  Search this
Landscape\celestial\star  Search this
Landscape\plant\cactus  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist
Object number:
1981.107A-B
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Department:
Renwick Gallery
On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 54A
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7c6706278-9a9c-4411-a1d6-95f4f93ae005
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1981.107A-B

Organitos

Artist:
Maltby Sykes, born Aberdeen, MS 1911-died Montgomery, AL 1992  Search this
Printer:
George C. Miller, born New York City 1894-died Burlington, VT 1965  Search this
Medium:
lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
image: 11 x 8 5/8 in. (28.0 x 21.9 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1949
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Landscape\plant\cactus  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist
Copyright:
© 1949, Maltby Sykes
Object number:
1985.50.10
Restrictions & Rights:
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GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1985.50.10

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