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School of Fine ArtsThe William Benton Museum of Art

Land Grant Landscapes: Pre-1950 American Landscapes from the Benton Collection

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October 23–December 14, 2014

As the State Museum of Connecticut located on the campus of one of the first land-grant universities to be established by the Morrill Act of 1862, the Benton is uniquely situated to present an exhibition that explores the symbolic power of land’s representation. The works on view consider changing ideologies of land ownership and land function in America during the era of industrialization and urbanization. Included in the exhibition are paintings by artists of the Hudson River School, American Impressionism, and the Ashcan School.

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 23, 4:30 – 7 pm

Image Credit from Home Page:  Emil Carlson (1853-1932). Late Fall Day in Windham. Oil on Canvas. Louis Crombie Beach Memorial Fund.

 

Painting by Ernest Lawson (1873 - 1939). Titled: Low Tide, 1898. Oil on Canvas. Credit: Louis Crombie Beach Memorial Fund

Ernest Lawson (1873 – 1939). Low Tide, 1898. Oil on Canvas. Louis Crombie Beach Memorial Fund

Maurice Brazil Prendergast (American, 1859–1924), Sunday Afternoon, c. 1910–1913. Oil on panel. Gift of Mrs. Eugenie Prendergast.

Maurice Brazil Prendergast (American, 1859–1924), Sunday Afternoon, c. 1910–1913. Oil on panel. Gift of Mrs. Eugenie Prendergast.

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