American Horizons, East to West: Landscape Painting and Photography

View Thru a Thorny Vine 30 x 30 oil

Permanent collection, Long Island Museum of Art, Stony Brook, New York
American Horizons, East to West: 
Landscape Painting and Photography
February 27 through August 2, 201
Drawn both from the LIM’s own permanent collection and from notable private and museum collections, this exhibition focuses on the enduring landscape tradition in American art. From 19th century painters and photographers that include Frederic Edwin Church, William Sidney Mount, Winslow Homer and Thomas Moran, to 20th and 21st century painters and photographers including Ansel Adams, Jay Jaffee, Jane Wilson, and Robert Dash, this exhibition suggests the supposedly timeless nature of a fixed American landscape is illusory. Legions of artists have chronicled the nation’s picturesque natural beauty while simultaneously cataloguing the complex human and environmental drama across the land.