Just a stone’s throw away from the German border lies the Drents Museum. Known for its internationally oriented exhibitions, its latest success story is the captivating The American Dream. Held in collaboration with Kunsthalle Emden (Germany), the exhibition shows American realism dating from 1945 until now by displaying work by top artists such as Edward Hopper, Andrew Wyeth, Andy Warhol, and Alice Neel. “Martin Luther King, the Cold War, Elvis: the period in the US starting from 1945 had an enormous historic and societal importance,” begins museum curator Annemiek Rens. “The American Dream shows the new form of realism developed in America back then and a realistic view on daily life.”