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Landscape exhibit: An eco movement, 19th-century style - Tracy Glantz

Landscape exhibit: An eco movement, 19th-century style

  • Written by: Otis R. Taylor Jr
  • November 19, 2011

The roar of the white, cascading water can almost be heard in Louisa Davis Minot's "Niagara Falls." The 1818 oil on linen painting pays homage to both the fury and beauty of the natural waterfalls.

Minot’s work is one of 45 paintings in "Nature and the Grand American Vision: Masterpieces of the Hudson River School Painters," an exhibition that opens today at the Columbia Museum of Art. That movement's coterie of artists, dubbed the Hudson River School because of their studies and reflections on nature around the river, painted respectful and devout strokes.

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Iconic American Paintings Make Only Southeastern Stop in Columbia

Iconic American Paintings Make Only Southeastern Stop in Columbia

  • Written by: Jeffrey Day
  • November 16, 2011

The Hudson River School artists created beautiful paintings of beautiful places. But there’s more to their landscapes than what meets the eye — an idea of what this new nation was and what it might be; they also toss in a little political and social commentary along the way.

Nature and the Grand American Vision: Masterpieces of the Hudson River School Painters, opening at the Columbia Museum of Art on Saturday, brings together 45 of these paintings created in the middle of the 19th century.

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Nature inspires art in newest Columbia Museum of Art exhibit

Nature inspires art in newest Columbia Museum of Art exhibit

  • Written by: Otis R. Taylor Jr
  • November 13, 2011

The water is like a mirror in Thomas Cole's "Catskill Creek, NY," an echo on the ground of what is happening above as a fading sunlight warms the back of a mountainous range.

The oil on canvas painting is a testament to the robust narrative in "Nature and the Grand American Vision: Masterpieces of the Hudson River School Painters," the exhibition that opens Saturday at the Columbia Museum of Art. The major exhibition of centuries-old landscape masterworks, presented by the Blanchard Family, is part of the New-York Historical Society’s traveling exhibition program.

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Hudson River School show coming to SC

Hudson River School show coming to SC

  • January 4, 2011

Some 45 works from the Hudson River School art movement will be on view at the Columbia Museum of Art next fall, beginning Nov. 17 in an exhibition titled Nature and the Grand American Vision: Masterpieces of the Hudson River School Painters.

These 19th-century landscape paintings are seldom loaned and are traveling on a national tour for the first time, according to the Columbia Museum of Art.

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Major traveling exhibition makes Columbia Museum of Art only stop in the Southeast

Major traveling exhibition makes Columbia Museum of Art only stop in the Southeast

  • December 8, 2010

The Nature and the Grand American Vision: Masterpieces of the Hudson River School Painters features 45 magnificent paintings from the rich collection of the New-York Historical Society. These iconic works of 19th-century landscape painting are on a national tour for the first time and will be circulating to four museums around the country as part of the Historical Society's traveling exhibitions program Sharing a National Treasure. The Columbia Museum of Art is the the only stop in the Southeast. The exhibit will open on November 17, 2011.

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Columbia Museum of Art Announces Exhibition

Columbia Museum of Art Announces Exhibition

  • Written by: Ashleigh Walters (WLTX)
  • November 30, 2010

It's a collection that hasn't made the rounds as a group before. The exhibition will make a stop in Columbia, the only stop in the Southeast.

Art experts say the individual works are seldom loaned. The works are from highly skilled artists of the 19th century who created landscapes of America. Those pieces were created as views of the American landscape, and offered ideas of nature, culture and history.

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Columbia museum lands major exhibition

Columbia museum lands major exhibition

  • Written by: Otis R. Taylor Jr
  • November 30, 2010

The Columbia Museum of Art will announce a major exhibition of centuries-old landscape masterworks today.

"Nature and the Grand American Vision: Masterpieces of the Hudson River School Painters" - part of "Sharing a National Treasure," the New-York Historical Society's traveling exhibition program - will open at the Columbia Museum in November 2011.

The 45 paintings represent the best of a 19th-century New York art movement. That movement's coterie of artists, dubbed the Hudson River School because of their studies and reflections on nature around the river, gave voice to the American landscape.

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