A Little Something for Everyone: Nassau County Museum Explores 300 Years of American Art
It’s going to be nearly impossible to find something that doesn’t tickle your fancy at an upcoming exhibition at the Nassau County Museum of Art. Artists in America: Highlights of the Collection from the New Britain Museum of Art will feature 79 works that span a range of dates and genres, including American landscape painting, portraiture, history painting, still life, and modernist abstraction. Artists in America will be open November 17, 2012 through February 24, 2013, and all works included are on loan from the permanent collections at the New Britain Museum. The exhibition is filled with works by some of the most iconic names in American art, such as John Singer Sargent, Edward Hopper, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Norman Rockwell.
Audiences will be able to peruse various stylistic eras in American art: Grant Wood and Thomas Hart Benton pay homage to American Regionalism, while sublime landscapes by Thomas Cole, Frederic Edwin Church, and John Frederick Kensett recognize that Hudson River School painting is a movement to be reckoned with. American Impressionism is extolled through the brilliantly colored and atmospheric paintings of Frederick Carl Frieseke and Theodore Robinson, and the range of American Modernism is explored both through the precisionist approach of Charles Sheeler, and the abstract expressionist style of Adolph Gottlieb. Artists in America: Highlights from the Collection of the New Britain Museum of Art will be an exhibition that appeals to audiences of all ages and tastes in American art, and visitors will be able to enjoy centuries of American talent in a single visit to the Nassau County Museum of Art.
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