David Levinthal in Smithsonian Museum Exhibition

American Myth and Memory at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. is a wide-ranging exhibition of Levinthal’s photography. Populated with toy cowboys and cavalry, Barbie dolls and baseball players, David Levinthal’s photographs reference iconic images and events that shaped postwar American society. Despite their playful veneer, Levinthal’s images provide a lens through which to examine the myths and stereotypes lurking within our most beloved pastimes and enduring heroes. In doing so, Levinthal encourages us to consider the stories we tell about ourselves—what it means to be strong, beautiful, masculine, feminine, and ultimately, American. The exhibition will run June 7-Oct 14.