Exhibition/Terra Collection Initiative: Picturing the Americas: Landscape Painting from Tierra del Fuego to the Arctic
Picturing the Americas: Landscape Painting from Tierra del Fuego to the Arctic is an unprecedented exploration of landscape painting across the Americas. Spanning the early nineteenth to the early twentieth century and featuring works from across two continents, Picturing the Americas reveals how landscapes communicate aspirations, nationhood, and cultural identity, highlighting shared histories and investigating regional differences in relationship to the land (read the full press release). A Terra Collection Initiative, Picturing the Americas is co-organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto, Canada), the Pinacoteca de São Paulo (São Paulo, Brazil) and the Terra Foundation for American Art.
The exhibition features six works from the Terra Foundation collection:
- Alfred Thompson Bricher, The Sidewheeler “The City of St. Paul” on the Mississippi River, Dubuque, Iowa, 1872;
- Thomas Cole, Landscape with Figures: A Scene from “The Last of the Mohicans”, 1826;
- Sanford Robinson Gifford, Hunter Mountain, Twilight, 1866;
- Martin Johnson Heade, Newburyport Marshes: Approaching Storm, c. 1871;
- George Josimovich, Illinois Central, 1927 (São Paulo, Brazil, only); and
- Worthington Whittredge, Indian Encampment, between 1870 and 1876.
Picturing the Americas is accompanied by a responsive website (www.picturingtheamericas.org) that thoughtfully recreates the exhibition online, showcasing more than 90 paintings—which users can contextualize by theme, chronology, and geography—with texts available in four languages (English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish).
This exhibition is also on view at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas (November 7, 2015–January 18, 2016), and Pinacoteca de São Paulo, Brazil (February 27–May 29, 2016).
For more information, please visit: http://www.ago.net/picturing-the-americas