Americapainting a nation
8 Nov 2013 – 9 Feb 2014
Location: Major exhibition gallery
Spectacular landscapes, epic stories and diverse peoples feature in the most expansive historical survey of American art ever presented in Australia.
More than 80 artworks traverse over 200 years of rich history, from the colonial era to the mid 20th century. Some of the finest museums in the US have lent works to the exhibition, including major paintings by well-known artists such as Edward Hopper, Mark Rothko, Mary Cassatt, Georgia O’Keeffe and Jackson Pollock. The Art Gallery of NSW in Sydney is its only Australian venue.
The exhibition is organised by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Terra Foundation for American Art in collaboration with the Art Gallery of NSW, and has been made possible through support from the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Part of the Sydney International Art Series, bringing the world’s most outstanding exhibitions to Australia.
Image: Henry Inman No-Tin (Wind), a Chippewa Chief 1832–33, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of the 2008 Collectors Committee, photo: Museum Associates/LACMA