Hunter Museum of American Art

Chattanooga, TN

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Private Showing: American Art from Chattanooga Collections


This summer of 1998 the Hunter Museum will focus on the wealth of fine American art in public and private collections in Chattanooga through the exhibition Private Showing: American Art from Chattanooga Collections. The exhibition will include over 70 works owned by private collectors in town as well as pieces in the Hunter collection, which have rarely or never been put on view.

The exhibition will be in the East and West Main Galleries from June 13th to September 13th, 1998. The exhibition seeks to provide an insight into how certain subjects were presented in a variety of styles and media over the course of American art history. For example, a section on seascapes includes paintings by 19th century painter Alfred Bricher, American Impressionist Childe Hassam, American illustrator N.C. Wyeth and a watercolor by early modernist John Marin. As another example, the section an Americans at Leisure will include an opulent painting by Impressionist Louis Ritman, a print by Romare Bearden and a two-sided drawing by Reginald Marsh.

Other artists included in this exhibition are Homer Dodge Martin, Thomas Cole, Willard Metcalf, Howard Chandler Christy, Charles Burchfield, Severing Roesen, Mary Cassatt, Winslow Homer, Jacob Lawrence, Alfred Leslie, John Stuart Ingle and Carolyn Polchmann.

Both the richness of American art and the extraordinary abundance of art in Chattanooga will be on view at the Hunter this summer.

From top to bottom: Thomas Cole (1801-1848), View Near Volterra, Italy, oil on panel, n.d., Hunter Museum of American Art, Museum purchase; N.C. Wyeth (1882-1942), Red Spar Buoy, Penobscot Bay, oil on canvas, c. 1936, Hunter Museum of American Art, Gift of Carolyn Wyeth

For further biographical information on selected artists cited above please see America's Distinguished Artists, a national registry of historic artists.

rev. 11/26/10

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