Into the Light: American Works on Paper of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries from the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
October 04 through January 04, 2015
The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts is bringing its most important American works on paper “into the light” in the Fall of 2014 to mark the end of our 25th year in the Blount Cultural Park, and to inaugurate a new era of collecting for the MMFA.
The forty-two paintings, prints, and drawings in this exhibition are only rarely available for exhibition as their paper supports dictate that they spend only limited time under exhibition conditions. Some, such as Bill Traylor’s watercolors on cardboard, are particularly fragile physically; they require the greatest level of concern and care in order to extend their existence. Others, such as Edward Hopper’s Light at Two Lights, have previously been exhibited for long periods, and now require equally long periods of rest to preserve the freshness of the watercolor pigments. Other artists’ works who are featured include John James Audubon, Winslow Homer, Charles Burchfield, Andrew Wyeth, Frank Stella, and Thornton Dial, Sr.
The Museum is proud to have one of the finest groupings of works on paper in the Southeast, and we are taking time this Fall to celebrate these rarely seen treasures.
Winslow Homer (American, 1836-1910), Adirondack Woods, Guide And Dog, 1889, watercolor on paper, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, The Blount Collection, 1989.2. 21