What Is Amelia Thinking? Kids Edition

Over the course of the exhibition, we’ve been highlighting some of our favorite submissions to our Made in the USA in-gallery comment station. The station asks visitors to respond to Thomas Eakins‘s Miss Amelia Van Buren by answering the question, “What is Amelia Thinking?”. Below are the best of the bunch from some of our younger visitors.

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What about you? If you have an idea of what might be running through her head, tweet us your submission with #MyAmericanArt.


DC Artist Kelly Towles + Masterworks From the Phillips = American Art Redux

We shared pictures from our studio visit with DC artist Kelly Towles earlier this month; in this video, hear from the artist on testing boundaries and what he calls “a graceful vandalism” of  two iconic American artworks from Made in the USA.

The Phillips partnered with Towles to create two original t-shirt designs using reproductions of James Abbott McNeill Whistler’s Miss Lillian Woakes and Edward Hopper’s Approaching a City.  The limited edition t-shirts make their debut in the museum shop at the American Bounty Phillips after 5 on August 7; we’ll be giving away a signed shirt to one visitor that evening, stop by for a chance to win!

What is Amelia Thinking? Eakins Birthday Edition

In honor of American artist Thomas Eakins‘s birthday, here are some of our favorite recent submissions to the in-gallery comment station next to the artist’s Miss Amelia Van Buren, part of Made in the USA. We ask visitors to answer the question, “What is Amelia thinking?” and are receiving dozens of responses a week. Stop by the exhibition or tweet us your submission with #MyAmericanArt.

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