The Dahesh Museum of Art is the only institution in the United States solely dedicated to European academic art of the 19th century, making its robust collection second to none. Masterworks from this iconic collection soon head to Jacksonville, Florida. When and where?
If you’re a reader of Fine Art Connoisseur and Fine Art Today, you probably have an unwavering love for academic painters of the 19th century. During an era when the art world was changing rapidly and the avant-garde was becoming fashionable, there remained staunch adherents to artistic tradition and representation. Although many of them were ridiculed — if not outright rejected — in their own day, appreciation for their marvelous works is currently experiencing a resurgence.
The Dahesh Museum of Art in New York City is the only institution in the United States that is solely dedicated to these masters, and many of its most prized possessions compose a memorable exhibition on view soon at Jacksonville, Florida’s Cummer Museum of Art.
“Academic Splendor: Nineteenth-Century Masterworks from the Dahesh Museum of Art” will open on January 28 to great anticipation. Via the Cummer Museum: “‘Masterworks’ features paintings and sculptures by creative artists trained in the academies and private ateliers of France and other countries, including Jean-Léon Gérôme; William Adolphe Bouguereau; Frederick, Lord Leighton; and Lawrence Alma Tadema.” The exhibition will be on view through April 23.
To learn more, visit the Cummer Museum of Art.
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