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Inauguration portrays the solemnity of the quadrennial ceremony in which the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court administers the oath of office to the nation's president-elect. Levine identified the presidential figure as a combination of Woodrow Wilson, Harry Truman, and Dwight Eisenhower, suggesting the continuity of the American democratic process.

Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection, 2014

Credit: Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation...

Oil on canvas
183.0 x 160.0cm
Image and text: Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2023

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