Detroit Institute of Arts
Detroit, Michigan

To support the catalogue and 2013–2014 exhibition tour Frederic Church: The Holy Land and Beyond, the first detailed examination of Frederic Church and the Middle East. The exhibition offers an in-depth look at the visual culture of Orientalism in New York in the years preceding the Civil War; provides new information about the studies Church completed in the Middle East; includes the first scholarly analysis of Church’s virtually unknown collection of photographs of the Middle East; and presents an analysis of Olana written by a scholar specializing in Islamic architecture.