Join us for the Museum's new series of Afternoon Art Teas in the Coe Gallery. See exhibition ON COMMON GROUND: Pastel Paintings from the Mountains to the Sea, May 21 - August 21.
The prolific North Carolina painter Elliott Daingerfield argued against both literalness in painting ("If reproduction of surface fact be the ultimate of the painter's mission, then is he of all men most petty and miserable.") and imitation, regarding which he held that "The answer is, in art each man must be a leader, not a follower, for no two are alike, no two souls are given the same message, and while it may amuse the critic to trace likeness, the great truth remains that true art is personal." (more)
"Finally I decided that I’m going to paint that old church [at home] just like I remember it. And that’s what I did. When the canvas was finished I liked it. That’s what started me to painting like I paint. I paint things I remember.”
Between April 23 and July 24, 2016, a selection of Arlee’s paintings on loan from Art Cellar Gallery and local collectors will be on display at HMA. (more)
Lillian Genth is probably best known for her female nudes with landscape backgrounds, which she painted at her summer home in the Berkshires. However, in 1928 she issued a press release that said she would never paint another nude, and she never did, moving on instead to other subjects. (more)