January 09

THE HIGH: AMERICAN ENCOUNTERS: ANGLO-AMERICAN PORTRAITURE IN AN ERA OF REVOLUTION & AMERICAN ART PERMANENT COLLECTION

The High Museum of Art, Musée du Louvre, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the Terra Foundation for American Art will present the third installation in their four-year collaboration focusing on the history of American art. American Encounters: Anglo-American Portraiture in an Era of Revolution provides a close look at five portraits that demonstrate how portraiture style evolved in the late 18th and early 19th centuries as American and European painters were influenced by each other. The installation’s five works have never been displayed together previously.

Following its presentation at the Louvre (Feb. 1–April 28, 2014), the installation will travel to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark. (May 17–Sept. 15, 2014) and the High Museum of Art (Sept. 28, 2014–Jan. 18, 2015).

The American art collection at the High features significant works by renowned nineteenth- and twentieth-century American artists such as William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam, Henry Ossawa Tanner, John Twachtman, Marsden Hartley, and Andrew Wyeth. It includes landscapes by Hudson River School artists, figure paintings by Henry Inman and John Singer Sargent, and still-life paintings by John Frederick Peto, William Michael Harnett, and William Mason Brown. Recent acquisitions have focused on American painting and sculpture of the late nineteenth century as well as twentieth-century modernism with works by artists ranging from painters Benjamin West, Frederic Edwin Church, and John Singer Sargent and the sculptor Edmonia Lewis to such influential modernists as Joseph Stella, Georgia O’Keeffe, and John Marin, bringing the American collection to more than 1,000 objects.

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Exhibition Overview

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Lia, Layla and Isabel with montage from exhibition

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Lia, Layla and Isabel with montage from the exhibition

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Isabel with portrait of Lieutenant Robert Hay of Spott

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Bryan, Grandma, Iman, Layla and Lia examining an image from the exhibition

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Bryan speaking with the group

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Bryan, Iman, Layla and Grandma

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Layla and Isabel with portrait of the Duke of Northumberland

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Layla making a point with Bryan and Isabel

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Bryan, Layla and Isabel admiring an image

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Isabel making a point with Bryan and Layla

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Bryan, Layla and Isabel with the portrait of the Duke

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Lia making a point with Isabel and Bryan

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Layla, Lia, Isabel and Bryan with a George Washington portrait

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wall montage

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Isabel, Bryan, Lia and Layla

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Bryan, Isabel & Lia

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Lia Isabel, Layla and Bryan discussing the large George Washington portrait

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George Washington captured by Gilbert Stewart

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Gilbert Stewart portrait info

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Rembrandt Peale portrait info

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Rembrandt Peale George Washington porthole portrait

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Bryan, Layla, Isabel and Lia looking at the Porthole Portrait of George Washington

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Bryan and Layla

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Gilbert Stweart portrait of The Duke of Northumberland

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The Duke of Northumberland

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Sir Henry Raeburn portrait info

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Sir Henry Raeburn portrait of Lieutenant Robert Hay of Spott

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Exhibition montage

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Bryan, Isabel Layla and Lia 

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Tai-O-Mah – Fox Medicine Man

 

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Layla with Bryan discussing Tai-O-Mah the Fox Medicine Man 

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Tooan-Tuh – Cherokee

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Bryan with Isabel, Layla and Lia

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Top row of portraits

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Text about portraits

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Qua-Ta-Wa-Pea – Shawnee

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Yoholo-Micco – Creek

 

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Native-American portraits by Henry Inman

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Henry Inman Native-American portrait names

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The Morse family before their death (Morse Code)

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David Baldwin

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Layla, Lia and Bryan discussing the David Baldwin portrait

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David Baldwin Portrait text

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The group connecting American portraiture to the modern day “Selfie”

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American Art Exhibition text

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Layla showing Bryan a detail on the Century Vase 

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Bryan, Layla and Lia looking at detail of the Century Vase 

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Century Vase description

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Closeup of the Century Vase

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Bryan talking about the Century Vase

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Layla, Bryan, Isabel and Lia

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Bryan, Layla, Isabel and Lia

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Bryan discussing the Century Vase