Americana art isn’t just about patriotic flags and prints of Uncle Sam. It is a unique slice of the American experience. The term is used to categorize many different images that reflect the charm and nostalgia of America’s past. It evokes a sense of patriotism and reflects the history, traditions, folklore, artifacts and culture of the United States.

Well known are the paintings and illustrations of rural life and street life, farms and factories, workers and families by artists such as Norman Rockwell, Edward Hopper and Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma”  Moses.

Though many artworks can be labeled Americana, its most original form is traditional folk art. Many paintings were executed by self-taught artists who would paint family portraits, scenes of the rural landscape, or still-life paintings of everyday utilitarian ware.

This collection includes an array of current exhibitions, sculptures and paintings that span back to the 19th century. Subjects range from U.S. presidents and the Civil War to Hudson River landscapes and birds of America—a mix as diverse as America itself.

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    American Identities: A New Look

    Brooklyn Museum

    Brooklyn

    Ongoing

    This major installation of more than 350 objects from the Brooklyn Museum's premier collection of American art integrates a vast array of fine and decorative arts (silver, furniture, ceramics, and textiles) ranging in date from the colonial period to the present.

    Americana Art: A Slice of the American Life

    Americana art isn't just about patriotic flags and prints of Uncle Sam. It is a unique slice of the American experience. The term is used to categorize many different images that reflect the charm and nostalgia of America’s past.

    Americana Art: A Slice of the American Life

    Americana art isn't just about patriotic flags and prints of Uncle Sam. It is a unique slice of the American experience. The term is used to categorize many different images that reflect the charm and nostalgia of America’s past.

    Americana Art: A Slice of the American Life

    Americana art isn't just about patriotic flags and prints of Uncle Sam. It is a unique slice of the American experience. The term is used to categorize many different images that reflect the charm and nostalgia of America’s past.

    Americana Art: A Slice of the American Life

    Americana art isn't just about patriotic flags and prints of Uncle Sam. It is a unique slice of the American experience. The term is used to categorize many different images that reflect the charm and nostalgia of America’s past.

    Americana Art: A Slice of the American Life

    Americana art isn't just about patriotic flags and prints of Uncle Sam. It is a unique slice of the American experience. The term is used to categorize many different images that reflect the charm and nostalgia of America’s past.

    Americana Art: A Slice of the American Life

    Americana art isn't just about patriotic flags and prints of Uncle Sam. It is a unique slice of the American experience. The term is used to categorize many different images that reflect the charm and nostalgia of America’s past.

    Americana Art: A Slice of the American Life

    Americana art isn't just about patriotic flags and prints of Uncle Sam. It is a unique slice of the American experience. The term is used to categorize many different images that reflect the charm and nostalgia of America’s past.

    Americana Art: A Slice of the American Life

    Americana art isn't just about patriotic flags and prints of Uncle Sam. It is a unique slice of the American experience. The term is used to categorize many different images that reflect the charm and nostalgia of America’s past.

    Morris-Jumel Mansion

    One of the city's few remaining pre-Revolutionary buildings, the Morris Jumel Mansion served as George Washington's headquarters for the Continental Army and the American war room for the Battle of Harlem Heights.

    Americana Art: A Slice of the American Life

    Americana art isn't just about patriotic flags and prints of Uncle Sam. It is a unique slice of the American experience. The term is used to categorize many different images that reflect the charm and nostalgia of America’s past.

    Americana Art: A Slice of the American Life

    Americana art isn't just about patriotic flags and prints of Uncle Sam. It is a unique slice of the American experience. The term is used to categorize many different images that reflect the charm and nostalgia of America’s past.

    Americana Art: A Slice of the American Life

    Americana art isn't just about patriotic flags and prints of Uncle Sam. It is a unique slice of the American experience. The term is used to categorize many different images that reflect the charm and nostalgia of America’s past.

    Tiffany: The Glass

    Queens Museum

    Queens

    Ongoing

    Taking a close look at the patterns, textures and colors of glass used by the Tiffany Studios overseen by Louis Comfort Tiffany, the exhibition highlights some of the most commonly used types of sheet glass produced at the Tiffany Furnaces in Corona, Queens and also includes two windows and eleven lampshades.

    Americana Art: A Slice of the American Life

    Americana art isn't just about patriotic flags and prints of Uncle Sam. It is a unique slice of the American experience. The term is used to categorize many different images that reflect the charm and nostalgia of America’s past.

    Americana Art: A Slice of the American Life

    Americana art isn't just about patriotic flags and prints of Uncle Sam. It is a unique slice of the American experience. The term is used to categorize many different images that reflect the charm and nostalgia of America’s past.