The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Friday, October 24, 2014


Quadricentennial Celebration of the Hudson River Valley at Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
John William Hill (American, b. England 1812 - 1879), View of the Hudson River from the Palisades, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, with Rainbow, 1873, Watercolor, graphite, and touches of gouache on paper; 8 3/8 x 13 3/4 inches, The New-York Historical Society, 1969.41.
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY.- Celebrating the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s famed voyage up the Hudson in 1609, the exhibition Drawn by New York: Six Centuries of Watercolors and Drawings at the New-York Historical Society will be on view at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center from August 14 through November 1, 2009.

The exhibition spans six centuries, from rare mid-sixteenth-century watercolors of European birds—precursors of the work of Audubon—to representations of the World Trade Center before and after September 11, 2001. In addition to the exhibition, related events will include a Garden Party (August 16); lecture by exhibition curator Roberta J. M. Olson, Curator of Drawings, New-York Historical Society (September 11), and concert by Hudson River storyteller and legend, Pete Seeger (October 10). All are free and open to the public.

Exhibition highlights include: Astounding visual records from early voyages of discovery; Renderings of Native Americans; Views of now-vanished sites, such as New York’s Federal Hall (the nation’s first capitol); Picturesque views of the sublime American landscape; Representations of events that shook the nation, including the American Civil War and September 11, 2001; Images that evoke America’s growing wealth and power, such as Charles Dana Gibson’s satirical pictures of Gilded Age society; Celebrations of the American people, from portraits of explorers, artists, and inventors to images of immigrants, street vendors, and workers.

Organized by the New-York Historical Society, Drawn by New York will provide an overview of the depth and range of the Historical Society’s important holdings, while allowing visitors a unique insight into America’s evolving image. The Art Center’s exhibition is a selection of 81 works from the larger, groundbreaking exhibition held at the New-York Historical Society in the fall 2008. These range from one of the first-known views of New York City (c. 1650) to Donna Levinstone’s depictions of the World Trade Center (Eternal Rest, 2002), as well as works by John James Audubon, Albert Bierstadt, George Catlin, Thomas Cole, Jasper Cropsey, Asher B. Durand, William Glackens, Louis Comfort Tiffany and Tiffany Studios, and John Singer Sargent.

“Drawn by New York offers a rare opportunity to rediscover America through the kaleidoscopic lens of this extraordinary collection,” notes Dr. Roberta J. M. Olson, curator of drawings at the New-York Historical Society and of the exhibition. “Since many of the outstanding watercolors and drawings were executed before the advent of photography, they not only document lost buildings, customs, and landscapes but also preserve images of significant events and individuals who played vital roles in the history of the nation and the city.”

The New-York Historical Society’s collection of watercolors and drawings was the first established in any public institution in the United States and includes a special concentration of works that reflect New York’s scenery, settlements, citizens, and collecting patterns (including its early sixteenth-century watercolors). Yet until now, this extraordinary trove of some 8,500 original works of art has never been the subject of a traveling exhibition.

From one of the first-known views of New York City, dating around 1650, to an early bird’s-eye-view of Niagara Falls as well as early sketchbooks establishing the itinerary of the grand tour of North America, Drawn by New York celebrates the artists and vistas that entranced them.

Patricia Phagan, the Philip and Lynn Straus Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Art Center, noted that one focal point of the exhibition is the development of landscape art and plein air sketching, especially in the regions bordering the Hudson River, with works by Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, and Jasper Cropsey. Following this theme, she noted that the exhibition also features a beautiful watercolor by William Guy Wall of the Palisades along the Hudson River. A preparatory study for the seminal series of aquatints entitled The Hudson River Portfolio of 1820–25, these prints demonstrated an early interest in the art of landscape in America and were the namesake of the Hudson River School.

In addition to works by more celebrated artists, such as Audubon, Bierstadt, Catlin, Glackens, Tiffany, and Sargent, there are fascinating works by lesser-known figures such as the Baroness Hyde de Neuville, whose elegant sheets preserve the people and landscapes of early nineteenth-century America. Among these are drawings of inventor Robert Fulton (1798) by noted Kingston, NY artist John Vanderlyn, as well as a 1796 view of Poughkeepsie by Alexander Robertson.

Among the other important artistic and historical themes highlighted in the exhibition are the changing role of draftsmanship in America (beginning with the utilitarian work of topographical draftsmen and the sketches of travelers) and the influence of New York City as an early center for artists and for the publishers who often reproduced their works.

The formation of the Historical Society’s collection over two centuries also opens a window onto patronage and collecting in New York and the United States. Its collection of drawings dates from 1816 with the gift of two portraits of historical importance. Through the years, the collection, a national treasure, continued to develop according to the Society’s mission of acquiring works for their historical evidence. As can be seen in the numerous portraits and landscapes on view, the museum’s holdings are especially rich in works from the late eighteenth through the mid-nineteenth centuries, although these portrayals of significant people and events continue to contemporary times.

Drawn by New York is accompanied by the first catalogue of the New-York Historical Society’s collection of watercolors and drawings, recently awarded the highest honor by the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC). Emily Bellew Neff, Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and chair of the AAMC Permanent Collection Jury noted, “It is a huge challenge to take on such a wide-ranging collection and distill it, and then create a balance between those works celebrated for their iconographical content versus those of sheer artistry. This catalogue succeeds in showcasing the breadth and complexity of the New-York Historical Society’s collection.”

The 450-page, fully illustrated book, published by the New-York Historical Society in association with D Giles Limited, features an interpretive essay by the exhibition curator Roberta Olson and extensive entries for each work in the exhibition at Vassar and at the larger venue in New York City. An illustrated brochure with checklist will also accompany the presentation of the exhibition at the Lehman Loeb Art Center.

Following its presentation at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, the exhibition will travel to the Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati, Ohio (November 20, 2009 through January 17, 2010).

The exhibition at the New-York Historical Society and the publication of the catalogue and its research were generously supported by The Getty Foundation, Leonard L. and Ellen Milberg, Barbara and Richard Debs, Pam and Scott Schafler, Eli Wilner & Company, Inc., The Samuel H. Kress Foundation, Furthermore: a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund, Alexander Acevedo, and Graham Arader.





Last Week News

May 28, 2009

Madonna and Guy Ritchie Nude Painting Made by Peter Howson Up for Auction at McTear's

Manchester Museum Announces Ansuman Biswas as the Manchester Hermit

Sotheby's Evening Sale of Latin American Art Totals $6.7 Million

Berlinische Galerie Opens Two Exhibitions, One by Klaus Staeck, the other by John Heartfield

Derrick R. Cartwright Named Next Director of the Seattle Art Museum

Edinburgh Art Festival Unveils 2009 Exhibitions Programme

IVAM Opens Confines/Valencia 09: Passages of Contemporary Arts

PHotoEspaña 2009: Mabel Palacín Dilutes the Border Between Reality and Fiction

Sotheby's to Sell the Philippe Guimiot & Domitilla de Grunne Tribal Art Collection

Kunstmuseum Bonn Opens Raimund Kummer: For Your Eyes Only

British Museum Celebrates India with Exhibition and Season Dedicated to Indian Culture

Frye Art Museum Announces Second Round of Fiscal Year 2009 Budget Cuts

Call for Submissions for Singapore Art Show 2009

Imperial War Museum to Open Exhibition Which will Explore the Build-up to and Preparations for War

Richard Schmid Makes Premier Appearance in NYC at Salmagundi Club

American Institute of Conservation Honors the Getty Conservation Institute with its Highest Organizational Award

Archaeologists Excavate Ancient Maya River Port in Southeast Mexico

Artist Easton Selby to Open Root Work in Cheekwood's Temporary Contemporary Gallery

Bust of Argentine Independence Hero Unveiled in Vienna

May 27, 2009

Reina Sofia Museum Rearranges its Collection and Shows it in a Different Way

The Hergé Museum: Cartoon Character Tintin Gets a Museum

Centre Pompidou Dedicates Exhibition to Women: elles@centrepompidou

Talking Art Louvre Abu Dhabi Features the Museum's First Acquisitions

Rodolphe Tessier to Auction a 700-lot Ensemble of Objects Owned by Mime Marcel Marceau

Musée National de la Renaissance Opens Exhibition Exploring Body Care and Cosmetics

Important 20th Century Design at Sotheby's June 12, 2009 in New York

PHotoEspaña 2009: Museu Berardo Opens Exhibition by Photographer Cristóbal Hara

The Founders and The Cutting Edge of South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art at Christie's in June

Abu Dhabi Celebrates the Beginning of Construction for the Louvre Abu Dhabi

Braco Dimitrijevic's Future Post History to be Shown at Ca' Pesaro and Ca' Farsetti as Part of Venice Biennale

Beloved Daughters: Photographs by Fazal Sheikh Opens June 27 at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Recent Major Acquisitions of British Contemporary Art will go on Display in the BP Exhibition Classified at Tate Britain

Lakefront Festival of Arts Is Back, Better Than Ever

Elizabeth Osborne: The Color of Light Opens in June at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Mexican Artist Marco Antonio Cruz Wins $50,000 Grange Prize

Royal Institute of British Architects Unveils Manifesto for European Parliament Elections

Park Life: Event Exploring Liverpool's Parks for the People

Mexico's First Swine-flu Patient Immortalized in Bronze

The American Institute of Architects Select Recipients of the Fourth Annual Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship

May 26, 2009

Prado Opens Most Important Retrospective Ever Devoted to the Work of Joaquín Sorolla

Maya Pyramids at Uxmal Glow in the Mexican Night with New Light and Sound System

IMMA Director Curates Spanish Pavilion by Miquel Barceló for the 53rd Venice Biennale

A Bone Seal Engraved with the Name Shaul, from the Time of the First Temple, was Found in Jerusalem

First Individual Exhibition in Spain on the Work of Artist Paul Sietsema

Athens Print Fest to Open with Several Exhibitions Around the City

New Galleries for the Gilbert Collection to Open at the V&A

IVAM Celebrates the Centenary of the Birth of Rafael Pérez-Contel with Exhibition

Seventeen Artists from Around the World to Show their Works at Arsenale Novissimo

Frieze Art Fair 2009 will Present Outstanding Work by More 1,000 Artists

Bellevue Arts Museum to Present a Fresh Perspective on Contemporary Portraiture

'Spirit Red' Captures Adventure of Collecting Native Art

Fourteen Places to Eat: a Narrative: Photographing Rural Culture in the Midwest to Open at the Snite Museum

Museum of London Appeals to Public to Help Find Historic Agreement

Artists Creating a Sculpture and Related Jewelry for Display at 40 Venues County Wide

Paul Strand Exhibition Featuring Vintage Work and Ephemera Opens at Aperture Gallery

Retrospective of Works by Sophie Calle to Open at Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels

Armenian Transnation: Krossing Colateral Event for the 53rd International Art Exhibition in Venice

Accident Prone Artist Admitted to 8 Different Hospital Accident & Emergency Wards

May 25, 2009

Granet Museum Opens Exhibition Focusing on Subtle Links Between Picasso and Cézanne

NRW-Forum Kultur und Wirtschaft Shows U.F.O.: Blurring the Boundaries Between Art and Design

This Summer Tate Liverpool Invites Families to Experiment with Colour in the Colour Lab

Cécile Whiting Is Awarded the 21st Annual Eldredge Prize for Her Book on Pop Art in Los Angeles

It's the Summer of Change at the Art Gallery of Ontario with Two New Exhibitions

Vladimir Dubossarsky and Alexander Vinogradov at Moscow Museum of Modern Art

80 Major Contemporary Works from Dallas Collections Juxtaposed in Intimate Groupings

Major Survey Exhibition of Works by Guy Ben-Ner Opens at MASS MoCA

Il Catalogo Gallery to Open Peter Ruta: Positano and Other Italian Paintings

Park West Gallery Launches Dali, Rembrandt, and Picasso Websites

Robert Adanto's The Rising Tide to Screen at The Queensland Gallery of Modern Art

An Ancient Jar Handle Bearing the Hebrew Name Menachem was Uncovered in Ras el-'Amud

Summer Exhibition at Cape Ann Museum - View from the Terrace: The Paintings of Charles Hopkinson

National Museum of American History's New Exhibition Goes "On the Water"

Flesh-eating Creepy Crawlies Seen Live on Royal Ontario Museum Web Cam

UFO Artwork Draws Thousands to Rio's Beaches

J. Paul Getty Museum Engages Students in Photography with Community Photoworks

Varied Volunteer Opportunities at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Walker Art Center Presents Fake It, For Real: Media Workshop with Tectonic Industries

George Always: Portraits of George Melly by Maggi Hambling to Open at the National Portrait Gallery

May 24, 2009

435 Works of Art Comprise "Teotihuacan: City of Gods" Exhibition Opening This Week

MASS MoCA Opens Long Time Gone by Brooklyn-based Painter George Cochrane

MOCA Announces Balanced Budget for FY09 and Additional Restructuring to Achieve Balanced Budget

Columbia Museum of Art to Unveil Freshly Designed Galleries and Newly Published Catalogue

31st Annual Betty Bowen Award Call for Artist Entries

17th Annual High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction Nets $1.3 Million

California African American Museum Erases Distinction Between Fine Arts and Crafts

Museum to Present a Major Collection of American and European Modernism

Exhibition of Influential Irish Artist Willie Doherty To Debut at The Dallas Museum of Art

Do You Want to Go to the Museum? - Come in Right Now!

Cantor Arts Center Announces Exhibition that Presents Art of Stanford Studio Faculty

Public Sculpture, "Aspiration", by Artist Bob Dombrowski, Installed in Trenton, Georgia

12th Annual "Community Creations" Exhibition Features Work by Young People

John Jones Project Space Brings Together Works on Paper from Three Renowned London Based Art Collections

A Bold New Vision of Design to be Unveiled at the Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of John and Yoko's Bed-in

UBS Art Gallery Celebrates 120th Anniversary of the National Association of Women Artists with Exhibition

Katonah Art Center to Hold 12th Annual Student Exhibit

Unsurpassed Creativity & Stunning Artistry Anticipated at Academy of Art University 2009 Annual Spring Show

Phillips de Pury & Company New York Design Sale to Offer Highly Select Works

May 23, 2009

Hong Kong Museum of Art Opens The Exhibition "Louis Vuitton : A Passion for Creation"

UBS Openings: The Long Weekend 2009 at Tate Modern

Antonio Banderas Says that Disagreement with Script has Delayed Salvador Dali Film

Music Returns to MoMA's Sculpture Garden with Summergarden 2009

Neue Nationalgalerie Presents Today Imi Knoebel. Help, help

San Diego Museum of Art Hosts Only West Coast Viewing of Calder Jewelry Exhibition

Shopkeepers, Prizefighters, Waitresses and Thieves: Images of American Life

Hammer Museum Presents Hammer Projects: Nic Hess

MASS MoCA Presents Today This Is Killing Me

Exhibition on Samuel Johnson Celebrates a "Writer's Writer"

David Seidner: Paris Fashions, 1945 Opens at the International Center of Photography

Susan Longhenry Appointed Harwood Museum Director

Preview Berlin - The Emerging Art Fair

Scion Presents: 1000 Days: Curated by Seth Curcio

Hauser & Wirth To Open New York Gallery in September

Summer 2009 Exhibition at Jersey City Museum

Abbot Kinney Festival Call for Exhibitors

New $12,000 Grant, Open to Visual Artists Worldwide Announced

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Image of a Christ without a beard, short hair and wearing a toga unearthed in Spain

2.- Giant mosaic unearthed in mysterious tomb in Amphipolis in northern Macedonia

3.- Bonhams sale of 18th century French decorative arts to benefit Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

4.- Paris flustered by erection of 'sex-toy' sculpture; Paul McCarthy slapped by a passer-by

5.- High art or vile pornography? Marquis de Sade explored in Orsay museum exhibition

6.- 'Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection' opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

7.- Greek culture minister says Elgin Marbles return a matter of 'global heritage'

8.- Vandals deflate Paris 'sex-toy' sculpture by American artist Paul McCarthy after outrage

9.- Exhibition at National Gallery in London explores Rembrandt's final years of painting

10.- 'Hans Memling: A Flemish Renaissance' opens at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site