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Exhibitions
The Art of Instruction-The Site of Inspiration
January 6, 2009 - April 5, 2009
Center Gallery
"Study for 'Venice'", 1893 by Kenyon Cox, American, 1856-1919, Oil on canvas, Gift of Mr. Allyn Cox, 1968.130

Drawing on the Museum’s permanent collection, this exhibition examines the artistic process—through practices both institutionalized and individuated—in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The aim is not to present an encyclopedic survey, but to contemplate aspects of art instruction, such as life study and translation across media, that continue to be central to artistic praxis. Artists represented include John Ruskin, Winslow Homer, and John Singer Sargent.

"Washington Allston in His Studio" by David Claypoole Johnston, American, 1799-1865, oil on board, Museum Purchase, Elizabeth B. G. Hamlin Fund, 1965.14
"Art Students and Copyists in the Louvre Gallery, Paris", 1868 by Winslow Homer, American, 1836-1910, Wood engraving on paper, Museum and College Purchase, Hamlin, Quinby, and Special Funds, 1974.1.124

The Art of Instruction - The Site of Inspiration, installed in the Center Gallery
The Art of Instruction - The Site of Inspiration, installed in the Center Gallery