About The American Collection
The American collection features art dating from the late 18th century to the early 20th century. In the selected items on view, the developments of American artistic traditions can be traced through the early interests in portraiture, the rise in prominence of landscape painting in the 19th-century, the popularity of genre scenes, as well as the academic traditions of history and large-scale society paintings. The collection reflects the influence in naturalism stemming from European artistic traditions. Represented artists include: Winslow Homer, Sanford Robinson Gifford, Gilbert Stuart, John Singleton Copley, Fitz Henry Lane, George Inness, Eastman Johnson, William Merritt Chase, Robert Henri, and others.
These rooms were conceived, designed and in large part created by Narcissa Niblack Thorne. An Indiana native, Thorne began to collect miniature furniture and household accessories during her travels to England and the Far East shortly after the turn of the 20th century.
Read My Pins Lila and Joel Harnett Gallery Saturday, November 23, 2013 - Sunday, April 20, 2014
In Light and Shadow Orme Lewis Gallery Saturday, January 11, 2014 - Sunday, April 6, 2014
Hollywood Costume Katz Wing, Main Level Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - Sunday, July 6, 2014
The Art of Video Games Steele Gallery Sunday, June 16, 2013 - Sunday, September 29, 2013
Kehinde Wiley Marshall and Hendler Galleries Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - Sunday, June 23, 2013
Frank Lloyd Wright Phoenix Art Museum Sunday, December 18, 2011 - Sunday, April 29, 2012
Ray Wielgus Lyon Gallery Saturday, September 24, 2011 - Monday, January 2, 2012
The Long 19th Century Steele Gallery Saturday, December 11, 2010 - Sunday, January 16, 2011
Cézanne and American Modernism Steele Gallery Thursday, July 1, 2010 - Sunday, September 26, 2010
Elihu Vedder's Drawings for the Rubáiyát Harnett Gallery Saturday, November 15, 2008 - Sunday, February 8, 2009