This rich exhibition features the bounty and beauty of the American landscape from the early nineteenth century through the late twentieth century. Drawn from the permanent collection of the Reading Public Museum, the selections explore the Hudson River School and the emergence of the first uniquely American artistic movement; Impressionism and Tonalism at the turn of the century; and Modern trends in interpreting the landscape. Majestic and inspirational depictions of bucolic American vistas—intimate forest interiors, sweeping panoramic views of natural wonders, and dramatic images of the untamed land and sea—join dramatic scenes of Europe, the Near East, and South America by artists from the United States.
The complementary exhibition In Nature's Studio: Exploring Pennsylvania Waterways presents eight paintings on loan from the Philadelphia Museum of Art by artists who explored the rivers, creeks, and streams in the southeastern region of the Commonwealth.
Exhibition presented locally by the Marlin and Ginger Miller Exhibition Endowment.
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