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In the Salon: Our Permanent Collection, Parisian Style (December 7, 2018 - February 26, 2019)

 

 

“Salon style” is a way of displaying art in which works are hung higher and lower than eye level and in large groups rather than in a single row. This trend started in 1737 with the Salon in Paris. Unlike the Salon, however, today’s trend in museums is to exhibit works of art in single rows with plenty of space around each piece. While we always follow this trend in our museum, we brought back salon style for this particular exhibit. This wasn’t entirely an aesthetic choice – we were fortunate enough to receive funds for new art storage racks, so we had to pull our paintings off of their current racks in order for the new racks to be installed. 

 

Rather than store the paintings away from the public, we decided to hang them – all of them – for your enjoyment. In this unprecedented exhibit, over 200 pieces from our collection will be on display created by artists such as Andrew Wyeth, Winslow Homer, Clyde Singer, and more, many of which are considered the masterpieces of our collection. Come see these masterpieces from our vault from November 21, 2018 - February 26, 2019.

 

Pictured above: Winslow Homer, "Girl Picking Clover"

 

 

Did you know?

 

Our collection contains over 300 watercolor paintings, one of which is a piece that we recently acquired by famed artist Childe Hassam. See it here.

 

 

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