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AMERICAN DREAMS: SELECTED WORKS FROM THE MUSEUM'S PERMANENT COLLECTION OF AMERICAN ARTSeptember 2005 - December 2010American Dreams will replace 150 Years of American Painting, the current exhibition of the museum's holdings that has been on view for the past 11 years.The new and expanded exhibition will appear on both levels of the museum and will include prints, sculpture, and photography, as well as painting. The exhibition will include three thematic sections: The Dream of Eden, American Aspirations, and Envisioning America.

The Envisioning America section of American Dreams will be on view beginning Sept. 29, 2005 in the Russell & Phyllis Marriott, Milton & Gloria Barlow, and Robert W. & Amy T. Barker galleries on the museum's lower level. The remaining two sections will open February 24, 2006 in the Arline Harman Gallery on the museum's main floor.

After opening in February, American Dreams will be on display for five years. The permanent collection will then be re-installed with additional works and a different focus.