Grounded: Two Centuries of American Landscapes

Museum of Art Museum of Art

Exhibition: Grounded: Two Centuries of American Landscapes

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Boyd Gallery
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.”

Works

"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

About

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.