November 7, 2015 through January 18, 2016

Travel the Western Hemisphere through more than 100 stunning landscape paintings by artists from both North and South America. This one-of-a-kind exhibition includes works by well-known artists from the United States such as Georgia O’Keeffe, Grant Wood, Thomas Cole and Thomas Hart Benton, as well as masters of the genre from Mexico (Jose Maria Velasco), Canada (Emily Carr) and Brazil (Tarsila do Amaral). Crystal Bridges is the only venue in the United States to host this once in a lifetime gathering of works from across the Americas. Picturing the Americas also offers a glimpse into the past: tracking the development of landscape painting as it made its way across the Atlantic and took root in American soil. From the early European artist/explorers who visited the Americas through landscape painting in the nineteenth century, this exhibition takes visitors on a journey through both space and time.

Picturing the Americas: Landscape Painting from Tierra del Fuego to the Arctic was organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario, Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, and the Terra Foundation for American Art. Sponsored at Crystal Bridges by the Terra Foundation for American Art, Harlan and Kathy Crow, Westrock Coffee Company, Randy and Valorie Lawson/Lawco Energy Group, Mark and Diane Simmons, and Christie’s.

For more information about the exhibition, visit Picturingtheamericas.org    






Sponsors

Sponsored at Crystal Bridges by the Terra Foundation for American Art, Harlan and Kathy Crow, Westrock Coffee Company, Randy and Valorie Lawson/Lawco Energy Group, Mark and Diane Simmons and Christie’s.


Frederick Horsman Varley, The Cloud, Red Mountain (detail), 1927‑1928 Oil on canvas. 34 5/16 × 40 3/16 in. (87.1 × 102.1 cm). Collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario, bequest of Charles S. Band, Toronto, 1970, 69/127. © Varley Art Gallery, City of Markham.