June 30, 2012 - April 21, 2013
Paintings of idyllic farmland and pristine parkland are included in this exhibition of American art from the Arkell collections. Thomas Doughty's idealized depiction of early New England's backwoods and Albert Bierstadt's painting of the majesty of Yellowstone are among the wilderness views. The exhibition also features pastoral and poetic and landscapes by George Inness, Ralph Blakelock, Henry W. Ranger and J. Alden Weir.
May 28, 2012 - October 23, 2012
This is a rare opportunity to view pastels and watercolors by America’s leading Impressionist artists including Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent, Childe Hassam, Theodore Robinson, and Maurice Prendergast. Pastels and watercolors first gained recognition as finished works of art when French and American...
March 29 - June 24, 2012
Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen chose realism at a time when other artists were creating abstract works of art. Many of the lithographs and etchings in the exhibition are up-close looks at nature and everyday objects. Mark Adam’s large prints present single objects— a glass jar, cigar box or martini glass at a size much bigger than real life. Van Hoesen’s attention is more often focused on nature rather than manufactured or handmade objects. She did, at times, create larger than life-size lithographs of flowers—but her animals and flowers were more frequently actual size or smaller, with skillfully drawn and etched details of texture and pattern. Mark Adams was a frequent subject of Van Hoesen’s work, and the exhibition includes three portraits of Adams—all in his checkered suit.