The British Passion for Landscape:
Masterpieces from National Museum Wales
August 29-December 13, 2015
Drawn from the remarkable collection of Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales,The British Passion for Landscape: Masterpieces from National Museum Wales offers visitors a rare opportunity to follow, in a single span, the rise of landscape painting in Britain through works from such masters as Richard Wilson, Thomas Gainsborough, J. M. W. Turner, John Constable, and Claude Monet. 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. Curators are Tim Barringer and Oliver Fairclough.
This exhibition is organized by the American Federation of Arts and Amgueddfa
Cymru-National Museum Wales. The exhibition tour and catalogue are generously supported by the JFM Foundation, Mrs. Donald M. Cox, and the Marc Fitch Fund. In-kind support is provided by Barbara and Richard S. Lane and Christie's.
Katherine W. Dumke and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Special Exhibitions Endowment
They arrived yesterday,
dusty and weary from the journey, but in good spirits
NOW ON VIEW
American sculptor Tony Feher has been changing the way we see the world for the past three decades. With a hyper-awareness of the formal qualities of everyday objects-bottles, tape, plastic bags-Feher turns unconsidered, often-discarded materials into poetic sculptures and elegant installations. For this exhibition, the UMFA has invited Feher to help us re-imagine the architecture of our Great Hall with a brand new site-specific installation.
The exhibition is sponsored by Nancy and David Gill, the University of Utah Department of Art and Art History, XMission, and an anonymous donor.
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.
Tony Feher: They arrived yesterday, dusty and weary from the journey, but in good spirits.
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