painting a nation

Spectacular landscapes, epic stories and diverse peoples feature in the most expansive historical survey of American art ever presented in Australia.

Art Exhibition previously on at Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney precinct, New South Wales, Australia.
From Friday 08 November 2013 to Sunday 09 February 2014

Grand Canyon of the Colorado River image No-Tin (Wind), a Chippewa Chief image Penn's treaty with the Indians image Horse's skull with pink rose image No 22 image

Published by Art Gallery of New South Wales on Tuesday 02 July 2013.
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More than 80 artworks traverse over 200 years of rich history, from the colonial era to the mid 20th century. Visitors will encounter the sublime poetry and drama of the land, the ambition and optimism of the country’s pioneers, the challenges of the frontier, the intimacy of family life and the intensity of the modern city. In images ranging from the Grand Canyon to the Brooklyn Bridge, from classic portrait to modern abstraction, the roots of the American character and nation will be revealed.

Some of the finest museums in the US have lent works to the exhibition, including major paintings by well-known artists such as Edward Hopper, Mark Rothko, Mary Cassatt, Georgia O’Keefe and Jackson Pollock.

America: painting a nation will be accompanied by a beautiful colour catalogue and wide-ranging public programs, including film, music and literary events. The Art Gallery of NSW in Sydney is its only Australian venue.

The exhibition is organised by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Terra Foundation for American Art in collaboration with the Art Gallery of NSW, and has been made possible through support from the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Part of the Sydney International Art Series, bringing the world’s most outstanding exhibitions to Australia.

$20.00 adult
$16.00 concession
$12.00 member
$10.00 child (5-17 years)
$50.00 family (2 adults + up to 3 children)
$7.00 student in booked school group
Free for children under 5

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