LACMA Presents 150 Years of American Masterpieces

LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents “American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life”, 1765–1915, a major exhibition highlighting the variety and strength of American artistic achievement during an epochal century and a half, from the colonial era through the period leading to World War I. American Stories—the first survey of American narrative painting in more than thirty-five years—features over seventy works, including loans from leading museums and private collections, as well as key works from LACMA’s collection. LACMA’s presentation—the exhibition’s only West Coast showing—will be on view in the museum’s Art of the Americas building from February 28 through May 23, 2010. “American Stories features many of America’s most celebrated artists, represented by some of their best works—iconic examples that have appeared in American