Rhythm & Roots

Dance in American Art

George Caleb Bingham (American, 1811-1879), The Jolly Flatboatmen, 1846. Oil on canvas; framed: 46 x 56-5/8 x 4-1/8 in. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Patrons’ Permanent Fund. 2015.18.1

William Merritt Chase (American, 1849-1916), Carmencita, 1890. Oil on canvas; Framed: 80 ½ x 50 ¾ x 4 ¼ in. (204.5 x 128.9 x 10.8 cm.) Lent by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Sir William Van Horne, 1906.

Arthur F. Mathews (American, 1860-1945), Youth, about 1917. Oil on canvas; 59 ½ x 67 ¾ in. (151.1 x 172.1 cm.) Collection of the Oakland Museum of California, Gift of Concours d’ Antiques, the Art Guild, A66.196.24

William H. Johnson (American, 1901-1970), Jitterbugs (II), about 1941. Oil on paperboard; 24 x 15 3/8 in. (61 x 39.1 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Harmon Foundation, 1967.59.611

Frank Myers (American, 1899-1956), The Charleston, 1926. Oil on canvas; 40 x 44 x 3 ½ in. (101.6 x 111.8 x 8.9 cm.) The Irvine Museum.

William Sidney Mount (American, 1807-1868), Dance of the Haymakers, 1845. Oil on canvas mounted on wood; Framed: 37 ½ x 32 ½ in. (95.3 x 82.6 cm). The Long Island Museum of American Art, History & Carriages. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ward Melville, 1950.

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Rhythm & Roots has been organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts. Support has been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, an ADAA Foundation Curatorial Award, and the Association of Art Museum Curators.

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