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"Summer Selections: American Landscape Drawings and Watercolors"
2001-05-29 until 2001-09-02
Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, NY,
Beginning in 2001 and continuing in succeeding
summers, selections from the Museum's rich
collection of drawings, watercolors, and pastels by
18th- and 19th-century American artists will be
mounted in The Henry R. Luce Center for the Study of
American Art. Landscapes will be highlighted this
summer, including works by Thomas Cole, Asher B.
Durand, George Inness, Winslow Homer, John La
Farge, and Maurice Prendergast.
The origins of the Metropolitan's collection of American works on paper can be traced to
the 1880s—the decade after the Museum was founded. Now numbering more than 1,500
drawings, the Museum's holdings include outstanding examples by some of the nation's
preeminent artists. They are on view infrequently because of their sensitivity to light.
The installation is organized by Kevin J. Avery, associate curator in the Department of
American Paintings and Sculpture, and Claire A. Conway, research assistant, also in the
Department of American Paintings and Sculpture. Graphic design is by Jill
Hammarberg, graphic designer, with lighting by Zack Zanolli, lighting designer.
Excursionists, Nahant, ca. 1896–97.
Watercolor, gouache, and
graphite underdrawing on paper.
The Lesley and Emma Sheafer
Bequest of Emma A.
Sheafer, 1973 (1974.356.2).