Coming Home: Selections from the Schoen Collections of American Scene Paintings
Mint Museum RANDOLPH
May 17 2008-Sep 14 2008
/ Schoen's outstanding holdings of American Scene paintings trace the social, economic, and political changes that occurred across this country between World Wars I and II.
This exhibition features approximately 25 paintings from the collection of Jason Schoen, which have been carefully selected to complement The Mint Museums' exhibition Quiet Spirit, Skillful Hand: The Graphic Work of Clare Leighton. Schoen's outstanding holdings of American Scene paintings trace the social, economic, and political changes that occurred across this country between World Wars I and II -- roughly the same era in which Leighton was creating her compelling works on paper.
The paintings from the Schoen Collection, which includes work by artists such as Thomas Hart Benton, John Steuart Curry, Clarence Holbrook Carter, Joe Jones, Robert Gwathmey, Kenneth Hayes Miller, and Ben Shahn, will provide a broad national context for the themes and subjects of Leighton’s work. This exhibition promises to be not only a rare opportunity for visitors to see numerous works from one of the top collections of American Scene painting in private hands, but also to reflect upon our country's history as seen through the eyes of some of its most compelling artists.