America the Beautiful features nearly 200 works on paper, including prints, drawings, watercolors, and pastels spanning more than 150 years of art history. These are executed in a wide range of styles, from quick on-site sketches and highly finished academic drawings to expressionistic portraits and abstracted landscapes. While some of the objects in the exhibition have been on view in the museum’s permanent collection galleries recently, even regular visitors will be surprised and delighted to encounter many others that have not been seen for many years or that have entered the collection only recently.
Because these works are fragile and easily damaged by prolonged exposure to light they are not often on view for extended periods of time. This exhibition will thus provide a rare opportunity for the museum to share with its visitors the very best works from this part of its collection. Numerous foreign scenes by American artists, depicting subjects in France, Italy, England and beyond, will be included in the show, alongside works by artists with local and regional connections, such as Elliot Daingerfield, Will Henry Stevens, and Clare Leighton. America the Beautiful also includes striking examples of the work of some of the most important names from American art history, including James McNeill Whistler, Henry Ossawa Tanner, George Bellows, Thomas Hart Benton, Blanche Lazzell, Elizabeth Catlett, and Grant Wood.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to immerse yourself in this selection of rarely-seen works from The Mint Museum’s collection of American art!
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