For the past few weeks the Angel at Rose Hall has welcomed visitor from around the country to visit North West Arkansas and the new Crystal Bridges’
In addition to the museums permanent collection the works of the Hudson River School will be available for viewing until early September. Works includes landscape paintings by masters of the Hudson River School, such as “Kindred Spirits,” the iconic work by Asher Brown Durand. Museum director Don Bacigalupi called the museum's small number of works “appetizers,” to the historical society’s “feast.”
The Hudson River School is not a “school,” but rather a mid-19th century American art movement by a group of landscape painters influenced by romanticism. Their paintings depict the Hudson River Valley and the surrounding area, as well as the Catskill Mountains, Adirondack Mountains and the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
In addition to well-known works by Durand, Albert Bierstadt, Frederic Church, Thomas Cole, Jasper Cropsey, Martin Johnson Heade and John Frederick Kensett, the exhibition includes all five paintings in Thomas Cole's allegorical series, The Course of Empire.
The paintings on loan to Crystal Bridges have been on tour while the New-York Historical Society was under renovation. Its newly refurbished galleries reopened on the same day the Bentonville museum opened — Nov. 11, 2011. The exhibit made stops at only four other museums in the country, and Crystal Bridges will be the last before it goes back to New York for good.
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