Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment is a new exhibition that examines American artists’ impact on shaping environmental understanding and stewardship.
Featuring 100 artworks from 70 eminent US collections, Nature’s Nation traces 300 years of evolving ideas about the natural world and our place within it. From colonial beliefs about the divine in nature, to artists' advocacy for national parks, to the emergence of environmental activism, the paintings, photographs, and installations by Thomas Moran, Frank Lloyd Wright, Dorothea Lange, and many more explore our relationship with the environment.
Similar to the mission of Crystal Bridges, Nature’s Nation illuminates the connection between art and nature.
Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment has been organized by the Princeton University Art Museum. Leadership support has been provided by Shelly and Tony Malkin; Annette Merle-Smith; the Henry Luce Foundation; and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Nature's Nation is organized by the Princeton University Art Museum, traveled to the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA, and will conclude at Crystal Bridges.
Special Exhibition Drop-In Tour
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 1 pm
June 3 - September 9
For groups of 10 or more, please reach out to our Group Tour department for coordination and assistance with tickets and museum amenities.
Call 479-418-5746 or visit the Group Tours page.
Enjoy a wide range of programs for all ages.
This project is supported in part by a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment has been organized by the Princeton University Art Museum. Leadership support has been provided by Shelly and Tony Malkin; Annette Merle-Smith; Henry Luce Foundation; and the National Endowment for the Arts.
This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council
on the Arts and the Humanities.
Harriet and Warren Stephens, Stephens Inc., The Harrison and Rhonda French Family,
Jim and Susan von Gremp, Galen, Debi, and Alice Havner,
Highland, Adam D. Stolpen, James and Emily Bost
John James Audubon, Carolina Parrot, published in The Birds of America, Vol. 1, Pl. 26., London: 1827-38, Hand-colored engraving and aquatint on Whatman wove paper by Robert Havell Jr., Princeton University Library, Rare Books and Special Collections.
Jamie Wyeth, Portrait of Lady, Study #1, 1968, Watercolor., Private Collection. © 2018, Jamie Wyeth/Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York
Edward Burtynsky, Oil Spill #10, Oil Slick, Gulf of Mexico, June 24, 2010, 2010, Chromogenic Colour print, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery © Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery and Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York.
Previous Page: Thomas Moran, American, 1837-1926, Lower Falls, Yellowstone Park (Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone), 1893. Oil on canvas. Gift of Thomas Gilcrease Foundation, 1955 Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa Oklahoma.