• Palmer Museum of Art , University Park
  • September 5, 2017 to
    December 10, 2017
  • Category: Art & Museum Exhibits

Event Details

  • September 5, 2017 to
    December 10, 2017
  • 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Free


Event Description

Asher B. Durand, Boonton Falls, New Jersey, 1833, oil on canvas. Purchased with funds from the Terra Art

"Asher B. Durand: To Begin Again" focuses on the early career of this leading artist of the Hudson River School. The centerpiece of the exhibition is Durand’s first commissioned landscape painting, "Boonton Falls, New Jersey," which the museum recently acquired. Durand, who worked primarily as an engraver and an occasional portraitist in the 1820s, began to pursue landscape painting in earnest in the 1830s, gaining prominence by midcentury. This exhibition investigates Durand’s transition from engraver to landscape painter in light of this rediscovered—and newly cleaned—picture, addressing its critical reception, the circumstances of the commission, and the rising cultural relevance of landscape painting in nineteenth-century America. The exhibition also includes more than two dozen paintings and engravings by Durand from both public and private collections. Continuing through December 10, 2017. Image caption: Asher B. Durand, "Boonton Falls, New Jersey," 1833, oil on canvas (detail). Purchased with funds from the Terra Art Enrichment Fund, 2015.143. Museum Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, noon to 4:00 p.m. Closed Mondays and some holidays FREE ADMISSION

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