Art in the USA: 300 Years of Innovation
October 8, 2007–April 27, 2008
Co-organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and the Terra Foundation for American Art, this exhibition will feature a compelling selection of approximately 200 artworks culled from a range of private and public collections in the United States. The exhibition will be shown in four venues, two of which will be in China (Beijing and Shanghai) and will be the most significant display of American Art ever exhibited there. The third location will be Moscow and the fourth the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.
Divided into six historical periods, the exhibition will demonstrate how the art of each era both reflected and contributed to a complex visual narrative of a nation during times of discovery, growth, and experimentation.
Thomas Cole, Daniel Boone at His Cabin at Great Osage Lake, c. 1826. Oil on canvas, 38 1/4 x 42 5/8 inches. Mead Art Museum, Amherst College. Purchase, AC P.1939.7