Mediterranea:

American Art from the Graham D. Williford Collection

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 to Sunday, December 31, 2017

This exhibition looks at how American artists of the late 19th– and early 20th– century captured the diversity and distinctiveness of certain places that make up the Mediterranean region such as Italy, Spain, the Middle East, and North Africa. Artists drew on the richness of the flora, the legacy of the Greco-Roman past, and the influence of Christianity and Islam to create beautiful landscapes and genre scenes. This presentation includes paintings by George Peter Alexander Healy (1813 – 1894), William Merritt Chase (1849 – 1916), Frank Duveneck (1849 – 1919), and Theodore Robinson (1852 – 1896).