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Re/Framing the View: Nineteenth-century American Landscapes
October 28, 2022 - May 14, 2023
The SouthCoast of Massachusetts is home to an array of stunning private collections with demonstrated strengths in nineteenth-century American landscape painting. This exhibition draws together gems from private collections with masterpieces from the New Bedford Whaling Museum collection and selects loans that enrich particular groupings. Artists in the exhibition include William Bradford, John F. Kensett, Martin Johnson Heade, Frederic Edwin Church, Albert Bierstadt, Jasper Francis Cropsey, George Inness, John William Casilear, Francis A. Silva, Sanford Robinson Gifford, and Robert Seldon Duncanson. The exhibition promises to be an exciting and timely invitation to view paintings held in private hands and usually hung behind closed doors – and explore the many meanings of the American landscape, both historically for nineteenth-century viewers and today for twenty-first-century audiences.