Hood Museum Opens American Art Exhibit on June 11


The Hood Museum of Art presents “Embracing Elegance, 1885–1920: American Art from the Huber Family Collection” from June 11 through September 4, 2011. This exhibition features over 30 examples of American impressionist and realist pastels, drawings, and paintings by some of the leading artists active at the turn of the 20th century, including Cecilia Beaux, Thomas Wilmer Dewing, Robert Henri, John Singer Sargent, Everett Shinn, John Sloan, John Henry Twachtman, and J. Alden Weir.


J. Alden Weir, The Window Seat, 1889, pastel and charcoal on tan wove paper. Huber family collection. (courtesy of the Hood Museum)

The exhibition’s keynote lecture and reception will take place Friday, June 24, at 5 p.m. in the Arthur M. Loew Auditorium. Barbara J. MacAdam, the Jonathan L. Cohen Curator of American Art, will present “Grace and Grit in American Art, 1885–1920: The Huber Family Collection.” The talk will highlight the underlying cultural trends and stylistic currents evident in the exhibition of impressionist and realist art collected by Russell and Jack Huber, Class of 1963.

Learn more at the exhibition website.

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