A world-class collection of American art, stunning architecture, and 120 acres of Ozark forest with five miles of trails. Admission to the museum is always free.
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November 7, 2015 – 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 the Picturing the Americas website.
Read the Picturing the Americas Field Guide
Picturing the Americas exhibition trailer
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