All aboard! ⛵️ Tune in for a discussion about Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art’s temporary exhibition “In American Waters: The Sea in American Painting,” opening November 6, 2021, through January 31, 2022.
Co-curators Daniel Finamore, Associate Director of Exhibitions at Peabody Essex Museum, Austen Barron Bailly, Chief Curator at Crystal Bridges, and artist Clifford Ross, whose work “Digital Wave” (2018) is featured in the exhibition, will dive into the themes of the show, preview the emotional journey guests can experience, and explore the relevance of marine painting today.
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ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
For over 200 years, artists have been inspired to capture the beauty, violence, poetry, and transformative power of the sea in American life. Oceans play a key role in American society no matter where we live, and still today, the sea continues to inspire painters to capture its mystery and power.
“In American Waters: The Sea in American Painting” is an exhibition in which marine painting is revealed to be so much more than ship portraits. Be transported across time and water on the wave of a diverse range of modern and historical artists including Georgia O’Keeffe, Amy Sherald, Kay WalkingStick, Norman Rockwell, Hale Woodruff, Paul Cadmus, Thomas Hart Benton, Jacob Lawrence, Valerie Hegarty, Stuart Davis, and many more. Between November 6, 2021, and January 31, 2022, discover the sea as an expansive way to reflect on American culture and environment, learn how coastal and maritime symbols moved inland across the United States, and consider what it means to be “in American waters” at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas.
“In American Waters: The Sea in American Painting” is co-created by Austen Bailly, chief curator, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and Daniel Finamore, The Russell W. Knight Curator of Maritime Art and History, Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. The exhibition debuted at Peabody Essex Museum on May 29, 2021 and is accompanied by a major multi-author illustrated publication published by Crystal Bridges and the University of Arkansas Press.
This exhibition is co-organized by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts.
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