The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, NY
Summer Selections: American Landscape Drawings and Watercolors in The Metropolitan Museum of Art
May 29-September 2, 2001
Summer 2001 will mark the inaugural season of a series of annual exhibitions drawn from the Museum's collection of works on paper created by American artists between the 1780s and 1900. This year's presentation of Summer Selections will include some three dozen drawings, watercolors, and pastels of landscape subjects, and will open to the public through September 2, 2001. (left: Winslow Homer (1836-1910), A Wall, Nassau, 1898, Watercolor and graphite on off-white wove paper, 14 7/8 x 21 3/8 inches, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Amelia B. Lazarus Fund, 1910, (10.228.9), © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York )
Among the artists whose work will be on view in the installation are Thomas Cole, Asher Brown Durand, George Inness, Winslow Homer, and John LaFarge. Future Summer Selections will present other choice examples from the Metropolitan's collection of American works on paper. (right: Maurice Prendergast (1858-1924), Excursionists, Nahant, ca. 1896-97, Watercolor, gouache, and graphite underdrawing on paper, 19 3/8 x 14 1/4 inches, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Lesley and Emma Sheafer Collection, Bequest of Emma A. Sheafer, 1973, (1974.356.2), Photograph by Geoffrey Clements, © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York )
The origins of the Metropolitan's collection of American works on paper can be traced to the 1880s the decade after the Museum was founded. Now numbering more than 1,500 drawings, the Museum's holdings include outstanding examples by some of the nation's preeminent artists. They are on view infrequently because of their sensitivity to light.
Following is wall text from the exhibition:
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The installation, on view at The Henry R. Luce Center for
the Study of American Art, The American Wing, is organized by Kevin J. Avery,
Associate Curator, American Paintings and Sculpture.
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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.
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