John Sloan, Red Kimono on the Roof, 1912, oil on canvas, 24 x 20 inches. Indianapolis Museum of Art, James E. Roberts Fund, 54.55.
From the Rooftops: John Sloan and the Art of a New Urban Space
February 5–May 12, 2019
The Ashcan School painter John Sloan was preoccupied with the New York City rooftop perhaps more than any other American artist in the early decades of the twentieth century. This major loan exhibition offers the first in-depth examination of Sloan’s career-long interest in the urban rooftop and expands on the visual culture of “the city above the city” with examples by notable contemporaries, including George Ault, Edward Hopper, William Glackens, and Reginald Marsh. Organized by the Palmer Museum of Art, the exhibition is accompanied by a publication and will travel to The Hyde Collection.