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Americans 1963 - Museum of Modern Art - Exhibitions - Robert Indiana

Americans 1963, Museum of Modern Art, New York, May 22–August 18, 1963, installation view. Left to right, The Demuth American Dream No. 5  (1963), Star (1960–62), Moon (1960), and The American Dream, I (1961). Courtesy of the Museum of Modern Art, New York

Americans 1963 featured Indiana and fourteen other artists including Richard Anuszkiewicz, Lee Bontecou, Chryssa, Marisol, Claes Oldenburg, Ad Reinhardt, and James Rosenquist. An entire gallery was devoted to Indiana’s paintings and sculptures: The American Dream, I (1960–61), God Is a Lily of the Valley (1961–62), Highball on the Redball Manifest (1963), The Black Diamond American Dream #2 (1962), The X-5 (1963), The Demuth American Dream No. 5 (1963), Star (1960–62), and Moon (1960).

The exhibition traveled to the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, November 8–December 1, 1963; the Artist’s Guild of St. Louis, December 18, 1963–January 15, 1964; the Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio, February 3–March 2, 1964; the Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida, March 18–April 15, 1964; the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado, May 1–29, 1964; the San Francisco Museum of Art, June 16–August 9, 1964; the Seattle Art Museum, September 9–October 11, 1964; and the Detroit Institute of Arts, November 1–29, 1964.