American Paintings and Sculpture
Marsden Hartley (American, 1877–1943), Earth Warming, 1932, oil on paperboard, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama, The Blount Collection, 1989.2.15
Since it opened in 1930, the Museum has collected American art, acquiring both individual works and collections that have made its American holdings among the most comprehensive in the Southeastern US. Many aspects of American art are always on view at the Museum from Colonial period portraiture to contemporary 21st-century American expressions of visual creativity in almost every medium.
Collection spotlights written by the Museum’s curators provide additional information on the select works below. Click each one to download the PDF.
- John James Audubon’s Black-bellied Darter (Plotus Anhinga), The Birds of America (1836), 2011.14
- Thomas Hart Benton’s Ozark Autumn (1949), 2015.6
- Roger Brown’s Homesick-Proof Space Station (1987), 2013.1
- George Henry Durrie’s Holidays in the Country, The Cider Party (1853), 2010.15
- Karen LaMonte’s Ojigi Bowing (2010), 2012.2
- Mary Edmonia Lewis’s Hiawatha’s Marriage (a.k.a. The Marriage of Hiawatha) (modeled 1866, carved 1868), 2012.1.1-2
- Anonymous American’s View of Montgomery (ca. 1870–1880), 2007.18