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Real/Ideal: Transformations in Nineteenth-century Painting

  • 1/15/2013 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Location: Museum of Art, Shaw Ruddock Gallery
  • Event Type: Exhibit

Real/Ideal: Transformations in Nineteenth-century PaintingThis is the first day of the exhibition "Real/Ideal" Transformations in Nineteenth-Century Painting" in the Shaw Ruddock Gallery at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

On view alongside masterful portraits from the Bowdoin College Museum of Art permanent collection by Cecilia Beaux, Mary Cassatt, and William Merritt Chase are atmospheric scenes by Sanford Robinson Gifford, Francis Silva, and John Singer Sargent on loan from distinguished private collections and from Colgate University. The nineteenth century was a period of great transition, both in art and society, which this installation explores through three interrelated themes: landscape; women and domesticity; and the relationship of painting and photography.

The exhibition continues through February 24, 2013.

Image: Worthington Whittredge, American, 1820-1910. Second Beach, Newport, ca. 1878-1880, oil on canvas. Bowdoin College Museum of Art.