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Grounded: Two Centuries of American Landscapes
August 14, 2009 - June 20, 2010
Boyd Gallery
"In the Woods" by William Trost Richards, American, 1833-1905, 1860, oil on canvas, Gift of Miss Mary T. Mason and Miss Jane Mason, 1955.10

The American landscape genre is rich in tradition and innovation. Drawn from the Museum’s permanent collection, Grounded explores facets of this practice in light of the contention that “culture is never more in evidence than when nature is at hand.” From Robert Henri, to Marsden Hartley, to Jack Tworkov, the artists of this exhibition each test cultural expectations of landscape painting.

"Sunset, View of Vesuvius and the Bay of Naples", 1864 by George Loring Brown, American, 1814-1889, oil on canvas, Bequest of Joseph Edward Merrill, Bowdoin class of 1854, 1909.1
"The Annisquam River, near Gloucester, Massachusetts", ca. 1891-1892 by Joseph Foxcroft Cole, American, 1837-1892, oil on canvas, Gift of the Misses Harriet Sarah and Mary Sophia Walker, 1894.8

"Into the Sun", 1919 by Rockwell Kent, American, 1882-1971, oil on canvas, Gift of Mrs. Charles F. Chillingworth, 1957.126
"Deep Blue Sea", 1916 by John Sloan, American, 1871-1951, oil on canvas, Bequest of George Otis Hamlin, 1961.57

"Untitled-'50", 1950 by Jack Tworkov, American, 1900-1982, oil on paperboard, Gift of Walter K. Gutman, Bowdoin Class of 1924, 1964.61