“Picturing the Americas” Makes Only U.S. Stop at Crystal Bridges

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is hosting a stunning landscape art exhibition that is sweeping through the Americas with only a limited number of stops at select museums.

The Bentonville museum is the only venue in the U.S. to host Picturing the Americas: Landscape Painting from Tierra Del Fuego to the Arctic – on display through Jan. 18.

Yosemite Valley

Yosemite Valley

The traveling exhibition connects deeply with Crystal Bridges’ mission of celebrating art with nature. The exhibit arrived from Canada’s Art Gallery of Ontario and will travel next to the Brazilian gallery, Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo.

Picturing the Americas shows the evolution of landscape painting during the 1800s and 1900s in a unique hemispheric context – from the southern tip of Argentina and Chile to the Canadian Arctic.

Visitors will find 100 oil paintings, watercolors, prints and photographs. Well- known American landscape painters such as Albert Bierstadt, Frederic E. Church, Thomas Cole, Martin Johnson Heade and Georgia O’Keeffe will be represented, as well as masters of the genre Jose Maria Velasco, Juan Manuel Blanes and more.

AGO Photography by Carlo Catenazzi

Montmorency Falls

Highlights include depiction of Rio de Janiero, Félix-Émile Taunay’s Baia De Guanabara Vista Da Ilha Das Cobras, Albert Bierstadt’s Yosemite Valley, 1868 and Emily Carr’s Inside a Forest II.

General admission is $10, and free for museum members and youth ages 18 and under. More information about exhibition is available in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish at picturingtheamericas.org.

For more information about this Crystal Bridges exhibition, visit crystalbridges.org.

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