Joslyn Art Museum Opens Art in America Colonial Times to the Present

. August 10, 2011 . 0 Comments

A new presentation of Joslyn Art Museum’s renowned collection of American and American Western art awaits visitors.

Debuting August 9, the reinstallation of the Memorial Building’s five north galleries highlights the history of American painting from 1750 to 1950, and features a new interpretation of the Museum’s collection of art of the American West and Plains Indian cultures.

Toby Jurovics, Joslyn’s chief curator and Richard and Mary Holland Curator of American Western Art, said the galleries offer a new look at familiar favorites as well as important works that have been off view for many years. “Our desire is to offer a more cohesive narrative of the history of American Art, arranging our collection of painting, sculpture, and decorative arts chronologically from the Colonial period to the rise of Modernism in the twentieth century.”

The galleries are also rich with new views of Joslyn’s nationally recognized collection of art of the American West, including its world-renowned Maximilian-Bodmer Collection. Jurovics noted, “One of our goals was to integrate the history of Euro-American art and exploration of the West with that of the American Indian cultures that inhabited the Upper Missouri River region. Works by Karl Bodmer and Alfred Jacob Miller, as well as key paintings by Charles Bird King and Henry Inman and objects from our collection of American Indian art, present the history of the peoples and landscape of the High Plains in a cohesive fashion for the first time at Joslyn.”

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