American Cool

"'AMERICAN COOL’ is the kind of exhibition many people will find irresistible... Being cool assumes authenticity and integrity… yet it is also the ultimate performance art.”       

- Patricia Cohen, The New York Times

"An entertaining and insightful exhibition [that] confronts one of the most dynamic and hard to define concepts in American cultural life."                                                                                 

- Philip Kennicott, Washington Post

"This show is an impressive exercise in semantics and a grand slice of national history; the photographs are thoughtfully orchestrated, the ideas behind the concept argued with intelligence and flash…. Michael Jordan, Joan Didion, Bill Murray, Angela Davis, Hunter Thompson, Johnny Cash — in this sweet romp [they] all stood or stand for life, liberty, and the pursuit of rebellion in American Cool.                                                       

- Jason Berry, The Daily Beast