Monday, March 16, 2009

Coming of Age Closing in Fort Lauderdale March 23

Time is short for viewing our travelling exhibition Coming of Age: American Art, 1850s to 1950s at the Museum of Art-Fort Lauderdale. The show closes there next Monday, March 23rd before it travels to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, opening there May 28th. This is not a simple venue change: we are adding three new objects to the show to replace two others that we have promised to lend to exhibitions organized by other institutions.

The three objects joining Coming of Age are Winslow Homer's Kissing the Moon, Mary Cassatt's Little Boy in Blue (No. 2) (see left), both last seen in the Addison's Then and Now exhibition, and, one of the Addison's more important recent acquisitions, Barnett Newman's Argos. One of the objects they are replacing is Winslow Homer's The West Wind, which will be travelling to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts to take part in their exhibition Expanding Horizons: Painting and Photography of American and Canadian Landscapes 1860-1918 opening there June 18th. The other object leaving Coming of Age is Georgia O'Keeffe's Wave, Night, which will be travelling to the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute to take part in their exhibition Dove/O'Keeffe: Circles of Influence opening there June 7th.

We encourage you to see Coming of Age at the venue nearest you and to visit our objects being loaned to other institutions. Soon, though, you'll be able to see our works back up on our own walls when the Addison Gallery reopens to the public next spring.

James M. Sousa
Associate Registrar for Collections and Archives

No comments: