For many Americans, the Fourth of July means fireworks and cookouts, a day spent in the sun at the beach—but if you’re looking for a more air-conditioned, historically minded way to spend the holiday, you might consider one of these patriotic art exhibitions taking place across the country. Happy Independence Day!
1. “America’s Folk Art” at Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg
As the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum celebrates its 60th anniversary, it showcases 60 highlights from its collection of American folk art, many of which demonstrate the creator’s pride in their country. From depictions of the bald eagle, long a national symbol, to works inspired by the Statue of Liberty and Abraham Lincoln, the exhibition makes clear that patriotism runs deep throughout American history.
326a West Francis Street, Williamsburg, Virginia. General admission $13. Opens July 1.