A Little Something for Everyone: Nassau County Museum Explores 300 Years of American Art

Published on November 15th, 2012 | Posted in Art News, Events and Exhibitions

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.

Abbott McNeill Whistler, “The Beach at Selsey Bill,” c. 1881, selections from the collection of the New Britain Museum of American Art Harriet Russell Stanley Fund.


Chelsea DeLay is the Coordinator at Questroyal Fine Art. Chelsea earned her MA in art business at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York, and her BA in art history and classical studies from Purdue University. Her interest in American paintings first began while working at an auction house on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, and has multiplied exponentially since joining the Questroyal team.
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