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Where Have All the Paintings Gone?

Jamie Wyeth (b. 1946) Orca Bates 1990 Oil on canvas Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Not all of your favorite works that have been temporarily displaced by State of the Art are slumbering peacefully in the vaults.  Some of them have hit the road.

Jamie Wyeth (b. 1946) "Orca Bates," 1990 Oil on panel

Jamie Wyeth (b. 1946)
“Orca Bates,” 1990
Oil on panel

Orca Bates by Jamie Wyeth is on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, as part of the retrospective exhibition, Jamie WyethOrca will continue its journey to other exhibition venues next year, including the Brandywine River Museum, the San Antonio Museum of Art, AND, late next summer:  Crystal Bridges!

Richard Estes (b. 1932) "Antarctica," 2007 Oil on canvas

Richard Estes (b. 1932)
“Antarctica,” 2007
Oil on canvas

Antarctica by Richard Estes is touring with the traveling exhibition, Richard Estes’ Realism, currently at its second venue, the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Saving the biggest for last, Enassamishhinjihweian by Tom Uttech will feature in The Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art, also at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.  This massive painting travels in a crate 9 1/2 feet tall.

Tom Uttech (1942- ) "Enassamishhinjijweian," 2009  Oil on linen

Tom Uttech (1942- )
“Enassamishhinjijweian,” 2009
Oil on linen

When deciding whether to lend an artwork, one of the many factors taken into consideration is the Crystal Bridges’ plan for the work.  Since we knew these works would be off view during this period, we were happy to lend to these engaging and important exhibitions and to share some of the art that our own visitors hold dear with other audiences.  These works will return home after the close of State of the Art, and will be back on view next year.

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