Winslow Homer, A Huntsman and Dogs, 1891. Oil on canvas, 28 1/8 x 48 in. Courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The William L. Elkins Collection, 1924, E1924-3-8.

Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art celebrates artists’ captivation with hunting and fishing. It will be the first major art exhibition to explore the multifaceted meanings of such outdoor subjects in both painting and sculpture, ranging from the Colonial era to World War II. The exhibition encompasses a wide variety of portraits, landscapes, still lifes, and genre scenes, including iconic works by Thomas Cole, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Alfred Jacob Miller, and Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait. These representations of hunting and fishing do more than merely illustrate subsistence or diverting pastimes, they connect a dynamic and developing American nation to its past and its future.

Read Curator Kory Rogers’ article about this exhibition on Incollect, the website of Antiques and Fine Arts magazine.

Murphy and Colgate Galleries, Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education

Timing

Jun 3, 2017 - Opening

Aug 27, 2017 - Closing