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Heckscher Museum of Art Presents Across Time & Place Treasures from the Permanent Collection

The Heckscher Museum of Art presents Across Time & Place: Treasures from the Permanent Collection. Exhibition on view July 30, 2011 – October 23, 2011.

This exhibition highlights the breadth and quality of the Permanent Collection of the Heckscher Museum of Art, which was founded in 1920 by industrialist and philanthropist August Heckscher. Heckscher’s eclectic collection of Old Master paintings, English portraiture, and 19th-century European and American art formed the Museum’s core collection and established a high level of artistic accomplishment for subsequent acquisitions. Among the works on view from the original Heckscher gift are Lucas Cranach the Elder’s Virgin, Child, St. John the Baptist and Angels, 1534, the earliest painting in the collection, Franz Wolfgang Rohrich’s Charles V of Holland and Jeanne La Folle, His Mother, Melchoir d’Hondecoeter’s Stripped of Borrowed Feathers: The Raven-Jackdaw, and Ferdinand Richardt’s Niagara, c. 1855. Among other works on view is George Grosz’s masterpiece, Eclipse of the Sun, 1926, as well as Helen Frankenthaler’s July Understated, 1967, which is on extended loan from the Heckscher family.

This installation also includes a selection of works by 19th and 20th century American artists that depict waterfalls and the moon, providing context to similarly themed works in the Museum’s concurrent exhibition Earth Matters.

Image: Fairfield Porter Morning from the Porch. 1974. Watercolor on paper. 22-1/4 x 29-7/8 in. Museum Purchase 1975.2

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