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George William Sotter (American, 1879 – 1953), Hill Road, c. 1920, oil on canvas, Museum Purchase, 1921.549.1.

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September 15, 2019

- January 5, 2020

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Modern & Contemporary

Picturing Pennsylvnia Barns is part of an exciting new initiative funded by Art Bridges (Bentonville, Arkansas) + Terra Foundation (Chicago, Illinois) and anchored by the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The new initiative supports multi-year institutional partnerships that engange local communities with outstanding works of American art. Sharing collections and resources, these collaborative partners create a series of exhibitions that are cotent rich, include in-depth educational and interpretive material, and are designed to expand audiences through innovative programming.

RPM’s initial project is a focus exhibition Picturing Pennsylvania Barns. The exhibition will feature as its centerpiece, Hill Road, 1920, by Pennsylvania impressionist George Sotter (American, 1879 – 1953) displayed side-by-side with two works by modernist Charles Sheeler (American, 1883 – 1965), lent by the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Sheeler’s Buck County Barn, 1918, a gelatin silver print that captures the same barn depicted in Sotter’s painting and from nearly the same angle. Sheeler’s Pennsylvania Landscape, a luminous work painted seven years later rounds out the grouping. The exhibition willl also feature works by R.A.D. Miller, Walter Reinsel, Ranulph Bye, Elizabeth Hurwitz, among others. 

 

About Art Bridges
Art Bridges is a pioneering new foundation dedicated to dramatically expanding access to American art across the country. Founded by collector and philanthropist Alice Walton in 2017, Art Bridges strives to bring great works of American art out of storage and into communities across America. Through financial and planning support, Art Bridges helps organizations of all sizes build exhibitions and programs that deeply engage audiences.

 

About the Terra Foundation
Since it was established in 1978, the Terra Foundation for American Art has been one of the leading foundations focused on the historical art of the United States. Headquartered in Chicago, it is committed to fostering exploration, understanding, and enjoyment of American art among national and international audiences. To further cross-cultural dialogue on American art, the foundation supports and collaborates on innovative exhibitions, research, and educational programs. Implicit in such activities is the belief that art has the potential both to distinguish cultures and to unite them. Recognizing the importance of experiencing original works of art, the foundation also provides opportunities for interaction and study through the presentation and ongoing development of its own art collection in Chicago.

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September 15, 2019

- January 5, 2020

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Modern & Contemporary

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