Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art presentation of «Picturing the Americas: Landscape Painting from Tierra del Fuego to the Arctic»

Artistic representation of human interaction with the land has a long history in the Americas. During the early years of the nineteenth century, as nations in the Americas gained and asserted their independence, pictorial representations of the landscape forged visions of the whole hemisphere. Landscape imagery of the period shows how we are connected by a shared pan-American history, but also underscores the differences between our respective national identities based on our relationships to the land.

The exhibition features more than 100 oil paintings, watercolors, prints, and photographs, including works by well-known American landscape painters Albert Bierstadt, Frederic E. Church, Thomas Cole, Martin Johnson Heade, and Georgia O’Keeffe, as well as masters of the genre from both north and south of the United States, such as Jose Maria Velasco (Mexico), and Juan Manuel Blanes (Uruguay), among others.

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Nov. 7, 2015–Jan. 18, 2016
600 Museum Way, Bentonville, AR, United States