Friday, June 16, 2017
This is a little late but I just came across this group of videos about the recent traveling exhibition Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection. The last stop of this exhibition was the Seattle Art Museum (February 16 - May 21, 2017), and previous venues included the Portland Art Museum, The Phillips Collection, Minneapolis Institute of Art, and the New Orlean Museum of Art. Thirty nine works spanning five hundred years were the focus of this exhibition, and the roster of artists was a list of the most famous artists in Western Art. The exhibition may have come to a close but these short videos are interesting and informative, especially the video that deals with the conservation of the works. Keep an eye out for the Thomas Cole painting, I geeked out when they showed the back of his painting!