Orlando Museum of Art Opens Common Ground Art of the American Landscape Exhibition

The Orlando Museum of Art presents Common Ground: Art of the American Landscape on view until June 30, 2012.

The landscape has been a subject of enduring interest for American artists. Common Ground: Art of the American Landscape brings together paintings and sculptures by artists from the mid-19th century to the present and explores themes that have continued to interest artists over time. These shared themes include documenting celebrated landmarks associated with America’s national identity such as the Hudson River and Rocky Mountains, the use of light and atmosphere to convey ideas about spirituality and the transcendent qualities of nature, and the impact of the development and use of natural resources as seen in the paintings of the Hudson River School and works by contemporary artists.

The exhibition includes paintings by George Inness, Thomas Moran, Georgia O’Keeffe, April Gornik, Joseph Raffael and Frank Moore and sculpture by Thomas Ridgeway Gould, Hermon Atkins MacNeil and Bryan Hunt.

Image: Leon Kroll, West Shore Terminal, 1913, oil on canvas, 36 x 48 in., Friends of American Art Purchase 2010.

Founded in 1924, the Orlando Museum of Art is a 501(c)(3) educational institution whose mission reflects the continued growth of Florida, ardent community support for the arts and the OMA’s role as a leading cultural institution in the region.

Since its inception, the Museum’s purpose has been to enrich the cultural life of Florida by providing excellence in the visual arts. To meet this objective, the Museum has dedicated itself to collecting, preserving and interpreting notable works of art; to presenting exhibitions of local, regional, national and international significance; to developing first-rate educational programs; and to presenting creative and inclusive programs to reach every segment of a diverse community.

Orlando Museum of Art
2416 North Mills Ave
Orlando, Florida
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