Oct 28 2018
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Jan 27 2019
American Beauty and Bounty: The Judith G. and Steaven K. Jones Collection of Nineteenth-Century Painting

American Beauty and Bounty: The Judith G. and Steaven K. Jones Collection of Nineteenth-Century Painting

Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum

Judith and Steaven Jones began to acquire 19th-century American paintings in the late 1970s. This collection has grown to include 29 works that the Joneses will ultimately gift to the Crocker. Many are by Hudson River School painters, who focused on the landscape and pursued a highly polished, detailed technique. Key artists include first-generation practitioners Asher B. Durand and Thomas Doughty, as well as important landscape painters of the second generation, including Albert Bierstadt, Sanford Gifford, John Kensett, and Worthington Whittredge. The collection also includes meticulously rendered still-life paintings by artists such as Severin Roesen and William Michael Harnett, as well as scenes of American daily life by Eastman Johnson, Enoch Wood Perry, and others. Collectively, these paintings communicate a spirit of American optimism, of transcendental wonderment in nature, of national abundance, and of nostalgia for ways of life that, even as the scenes were being painted, seemed already to be passing.

Admission Info

Free with admission.

Admission:
Adults $12
Seniors, College Students, Military $8
Youth (Age 6-17) $6
Children (Age 5 and under) Free

*Every third Sunday is Pay What You Wish Day, sponsored by Western Health Advantage.

Phone: (916) 808-7000

Email: cam@crockerartmuseum.org

Dates & Times

2018/10/28 - 2019/01/27

Location Info

Crocker Art Museum

216 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

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