UMFA Hosts British Landscapes Curator in FREE Talk

Salt Lake City – The Yale art historian who co-curated a stunning exhibition of British landscapes on view at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) will give a free lecture at the Museum at 7 pm Thursday, October 22. Museum admission will be free from 5 to 7 pm before the talk.

Tim BarringerTim Barringer, co-curator of The British Passion for Landscape: Masterpieces from National Museum Wales, is the Paul Mellon Professor of the History of Art at Yale University. He specializes in the eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century art of Britain and the British Empire, nineteenth-century American and German art, and museum studies.

The British Passion for Landscape explores the rich history of British landscape painting and includes magnificent works by masters such as J. M. W. Turner, John Constable and Claude Monet. Barringer’s presentation, “Nature and Industrialization in British and American Art,” charts the rise of landscape painting as a refuge and solace from the emerging modern world and exposes the artists’ struggle to portray the Industrial Revolution. He illuminates the interaction between British art and American painters such as Thomas Cole and Frederic Church, as well as the changing identity of landscape art in the twentieth century as environmental concerns gained momentum.

The exhibition is organized by the American Federation of Arts and Amgueddfa Cymru–National Museum Wales. The exhibition tour and catalogue are generously supported by the JFM Foundation, Mrs. Donald M. Cox and the Marc Fitch Fund. In-kind support is provided by Barbara and Richard S. Lane and Christie’s.

Presenting sponsors of the exhibition at the UMFA are the Katherine W. Dumke and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Special Exhibition Endowment, the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation and the Sam and Diane Stewart Family Foundation.

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