The artists represented come from countries such as the United States, Canada, and Australia, but also from countries in Europe, South America, and Central America with varied ethnic origins.
52 acclaimed realist painters from around the world were challenged to “think outside the box” when they were presented with a 24-inch round Tondo panel on which to create an original one-of-a-kind work. The results must be seen to be believed.
The iconic Victorian painting has been in the same family since it was exhibited to great acclaim at the Royal Academy in 1883 and was acquired by a celebrated entrepreneur.
The culmination of a two-year project supported by the Henry Luce Foundation, the new installations create open and inviting spaces to showcase the museum’s world-class collections, and promote a more expansive view of American art.
We salute those who acquire such outstanding artworks, and we extend our applause to the artists who created them and to the dealers who sold them.
The exhibition aims to use observations to push our own personal boundaries, while striving to find common ground with those who are different.
This new narrative is based on recent work by historians and archaeologists who, in addition to studying new archaeological and epigraphical discoveries, cast a critical eye on the ancient sources, placing them into the political and social context of the early Empire.
Discover an artist who is particularly noted for complex portraits of his friends and family members, painted in oils and often large in scale.
“The general consensus was that as we get older and have gone through the acts of raising children and needing jobs with steady incomes, we have more time and experience to become comfortable in our artist skins,” says Terri Jordan, curator for the museum.