Lyman Allyn Art Museum

Connecticut College

New London, CT

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The Tile Club and the Aesthetic Movement in America, 1877 - 1887

 

Lyman Allyn Museum of Art at Connecticut College announces a new exhibition, The Tile Club and the Aesthetic Movement in America, 1877-1887, opening on Friday, February 4 and on view in the museum's Glassenberg Gallery through April 30, 2000. (left: Winslow Homer, Shepherdess, 1878, ceramic tile, 7 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches)

The Tile Club and the Aesthetic Movement in America, 1877 - 1887 focuses on the works of a group of artists based in New York City and known as The Tile Club. Originally, The Tile Club was created as an informal fraternal order that met regularly to paint ceramic tiles and enjoy social camaraderie and the stimulation of their fellow artists. Over the years, The Tile Club expanded to include painters, sculptors, illustrators, architects, and even a few authors and journalists. Artists represented in the exhibit include Winslow Homer, J. Alden Weir, William Merritt Chase, Arthur Quartley, and Augustus Saint-Gaudens, among others. More than one hundred objects on display include tiles, paintings, works on paper and sculpture. This exhibition is traveling only to three venues and is of special interest to the Museum because the last art museum to show an exhibition of The Tile Club was the Lyman Allyn in 1945. The return of The Tile Club and the Aesthetic Movement in America, 1877 - 1887 is an important component of the Millennium season for the Lyman Allyn Museum of Art at Connecticut College.

The Tile Club and the Aesthetic Movement in America, 1877 - 1887 is a project of The Museums at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, New York; Ronald G. Pisano, Curator. Major funding for the exhibition has been provided by The Henry Luce Foundation. Additional funders include The New York State Council on the Arts, The Simons Foundation, and The Cowles Charitable Trust.

Ed.: Also see our earlier article The Tile Club and The Aesthetic Movement in America (1877~I887) (7/25/99)

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For further biographical information on selected artists cited above please see America's Distinguished Artists, a national registry of historic artists.

rev. 12/23/10


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