Cross Pollination: Heade, Cole, Church and Our Contemporary Moment

Saturday, September 5, 2020 to Sunday, January 17, 2021

Cross Pollination takes flight from the influential series of paintings, The Gems of Brazil (1863-64) by Martin Johnson Heade, but expands outward to explore polination in nature and ecology, cultural and artistic influence and exchange, and the interconnection between art and science, extending from the 19th century to now. Paintings, sketches, and natural history specimens from the collections of Crystal Bridges, Thomas Cole National Historical Site, and the Olana Partnership for the core of the checklist. This exhibition is a collaboration between Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Thomas Cole National Historical Site, and the Olana Partnership at Olana State Historic Site. The exhibition is organized by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and supported in part by Art Bridges Foundation.