TIME AND THOUGHT: ART OF THE UNITED STATES FROM THE CORNELL FINE ARTS MUSEUM

September 15, 2017 – January 7, 2018

“Time and Thought were my surveyors, They laid their courses well.”  –Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Song of Nature”

In partnership with the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, the Mennello Museum is proud to present TIME AND THOUGHT: ART OF THE UNITED STATES FROM THE CORNELL FINE ARTS MUSEUM.

The history of art of the United States is rich and varied. Often seen in comparison to their European counterparts, American artists demonstrated ingenuity as they sought to display power and identity through portraiture, revel in the beauty of their natural surroundings through landscapes, and comment on conflicted and troubling histories in the spaces in between. The artists who are represented in this exhibition serve as key conduits for which time—and specifically American history—is marked.  Moreover, this presentation not only focuses on the technical skill of the artists included but how these individual works represented prevailing concepts and trends during the time in which they were created. Drawn entirely from the collection of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, the list of artists includes Thomas Moran, Albert Bierstadt, John Kensett, Childe Hassam, Robert Henri, Grandma Moses, Jacob Lawrence, and Ed Ruscha.

This Exhibition is drawn from the Permanent Collection of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida and organized by its Curator, Amy Galpin, Ph.D.

William Chase (1849-1916)
Young Woman with Red Flowers, 1904, Oil on canvas, 24 in x 17 ¾ in Gift of Gertrude Lundberg Richards, Cornell Fine Arts Museum 1967.19.