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THROUGH DECEMBER 13, 2015

Drawn from the remarkable collections of Amgueddfa Cymru–National Museum Wales, The British Passion for Landscape offers visitors a rare opportunity to follow, in a single span, the rise of landscape painting in Britain through works from such masters as Claude Monet, J. M. W. Turner, John Constable, Thomas Gainsborough, and Richard Wilson. The exhibition unfolds a story that runs from the Industrial Revolution, through the eras of romanticism, impressionism, and modernism, to the postmodern and post-industrial imagery of today. The work references both the poetry of landscape and the environmental threats posed by industrialism—key themes that persist in British art today and that will resonate with Utah audiences.

 

public programming

Premiere Gala
Thursday, August 27 | 6 pm

Members-Only Preview
Friday, August 28 | 10 am
5pm

Chamber Music Series
Wednesday, September 2 | 7 pm | FREE

Third Saturday for Families: Make a Cyanometer
Saturday, September 19 | 14 pm | FREE    

An Evening with Mr. Turner
Wednesday, September 30
Museum admission | 58 pm | $5
Film screening | 7 pm | FREE

Chamber Music Series: An Evening of British Art Song
Wednesday, October 21 | 7 pm | FREE

Curator Talk: "Nature and Industrialization in British and American Art"
Thursday, October 22 | 79 pm | FREE
Museum Admission | 5
7 pm | FREE

Evening for Educators
Wednesday, November 4 | 5:308:30 pm | FREE for teachers


PRESENTING SPONSORS
Katherine W. Dumke and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Special Exhibitions Endowment  

George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation logo       Sam and Diane Stewart Foundation logo

MAJOR SPONSORS
Willard L. Eccles Charitable Foundation
John W. and Helen B. Jarman Family Fine Arts Endowment
MINI of Murray
Marva and John Warnock

SUPPORTING SPONSORS
Big-D ConstructionMerit Medical Systems, Inc. | Susan and Jim Swartz

 MEDIA SPONSOR
 KUED LOGO 

COMMUNITY PARTNER
The King's English Bookshop

 

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Constable landscape

admission

$14 | Adults
$12 | Seniors and youth (6–18)

$5 after 5

Admission is $5 after 5 pm every Wednesday, except the first Wednesday of the month, which is always FREE all day.

FREE for:
• UMFA members
• Children (0–5)
• University of Utah students,
   staff and faculty
• Utah public college students with valid ID
• Military families


ABOVE | John Constable, A Cottage in a Cornfield, 1817. Oil on canvas, 12 3/8 x 10 1/4 in. National Museum Wales (NMW A 486). Courtesy American Federation of Arts. HOME PAGE and ROTATING SLIDE SHOW | Thomas Gainsborough, Rocky Wooded Landscape with Rustic Lovers, Herdsman, and Cows, 1771-74. Oil on canvas, 48 7/8 x 58 3/4 in. National Museum Wales (NMW A 22780). Courtesy American Federation of Arts. | Joseph Mallord William Turner, The Storm, 1840-45. Oil on canvas, 12 3/4 x 21 1/8 in. National Museum Wales (NMW A 509). Courtesy American Federation of Arts. | Lionel Walden, Steelworks, Cardiff, at Night, 1895-97. Oil on canvas, 59 3/8 x 78 7/8 in. National Museum Wales (NMW A 2245). Courtesy American Federation of Arts. | Claude Monet, Charing Cross Bridge, 1902. Oil on canvas, 25 3/4 x 32 in. National Museum Wales (NMW A 2483). Courtesy American Federation of Arts. | Richard Wilson, Dover Castle, ca. 1746-47. Oil on canvas, 35 5/8 x 46 in. National Museum Wales (NMW A 66). Courtesy American Federation of Arts. | George Clausen, Apple Blossom, 1885. Oil on millboard, 9 13/16 x 8 15/16 in. National Museum Wales (NMW A 174). Courtesy American Federation of Arts.  John Terrick Williams, Mining, 1926-33. Oil on millboard, 10 1/16 x 6 1/4 in. National Museum Wales (NMW A 2236). Courtesy American Federation of Arts.

 

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The exhibition is organized by the American Federation of Arts (AFA) and National Museum Wales. Curators are Tim Barringer and Oliver Fairclough.

 

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