Refreshed American Galleries

Art - Exhibit

Sundays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, November 28, 2009 - March 31, 2010


The suite of American galleries known as the Lower Third has re-opened with old favorites and sure-to-be-new friends for visitors to discover. "One of the Museum's greatest strengths in American art is its unrivalled Early American holdings," said Dr. William Rudolph, Curator of American Art. "This new, refreshed look concentrates on our outstanding works of seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth century portraiture, landscape, and genre painting - with the stars of our collection, Mr. and Mrs. Freake and Baby Mary, front and center. Our American art is fantastic - it was just time for a bit of a face-lift to the galleries to make our works look their best." One of the new changes to the gallery installation is the concentration in the Louisa Dresser Campbell Gallery of Spanish Colonial Art, shown through examples of Baroque religious painting, secular portraiture, and folk devotional sculpture. "The Spanish Colonial Empire stretched across parts of the United States, Mexico, Central and South America for nearly four hundred years," said Rudolph. "Our examples now on view provide a fascinating, concise contrast to the British tradition that has been such a cornerstone of our colonial collections."

Cost: Free with Museum admission. 17 and under always free.

Suggested Audiences:Elders, Adult, College, High School, Middle School, Elementary, Preschool, Toddler, Infant

Last Modified: February 2, 2010 at 1:03 PM


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