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Salvatore Scarpitta: Traveler

Salvatore Scarpitta: Traveler

July 17, 2014 – January 11, 2015

Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
7th and Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC

Location: Lower Level

A fascinating and singular figure in postwar art, Salvatore Scarpitta (1919–2007) created a powerful body of work that ranges from non-objective abstraction to radical realism. Deeply admired in Europe where he began his career, the artist has yet to be fully recognized in his native United States. Featuring key recent additions to the Hirshhorn’s collection, this is the first solo presentation of Scarpitta’s work at an American museum in over a decade, and the first ever on the East Coast.

Sal Cragar, 1969