Picturing America: Signature Works from the Westmoreland Museum of American Art
September 28, 2015 - January 4, 2015
From the 1758 Portrait of John Gardiner by John Singleton Copley to Milton Avery's Arrangement with Plants of 1948, the exhibition presents 57 paintings and sculptures that describe the American experience from the Colonial period to early Modernism. Other renowned artists from the two hundred year span represented in this selection include Mary Cassatt, William Merritt Chase, Susan MacDowell Eakins, Childe Hassam, Robert Henri, George Inness, Paul Manship, John Singer Sargent and Benjamin West as well as Charles Willson Peale and his children Rembrandt, Rubens and Mary Jane. The rich variety of expressive means represented by the works in the exhibition, including still-life, portraiture, narrative and abstraction, provides a visual embodiment of such national ideals as freedom, diversity and opportunity.
Picturing America is organized and toured by the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, Pennsylvania, which is currently under renovation and expansion.
We thank our sponsors:
The Charles R. Wood Exhibition Fund
Additional support for Picturing America was generously provided, in part, by:
Tom & Sally Hoy
Mary & Franklin Renz
Anne Diggory: Hybrid Visions
September 28, 2014 - January 4, 2015
In connection with the exhibition Picturing America: Signature Works from the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, The Hyde will present an exhibition featuring recent work by the artist Anne Diggory who pictures America through her fresh approach to the Adirondack landscape. Her new work explores “hybrid media,” a multi-layered process combining photography, digital manipulation, and painting. The resulting disruptions of the surface convey the energy of the artist’s response to dynamic subject matter. The exhibition will feature sixteen dramatic landscapes that juxtapose moving water, changing skies, and temporary clutter against the seeming permanence of the American terrain.
Anne Diggory: Hybrid Visions is organized by The Hyde Collection
Home page: Rembrandt Peale (1778-1860), Portrait of George Washington ca. 1824, oil on canvas, 36 x 29 in., Gift of the William A. Coulter Fund, Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 1958.37
Home page: Anne Diggory, American (b.1951), Descent: Memory II, 2008, hybrid media on canvas, 23 x 30 in.,
Collection of artist
Above top: Mary Stevenson Cassatt, American (1844-1926), Mother and Two Children, ca. 1905, oil on canvas, tondo, 37 1/2 in., Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Anonymous Gift, 1979.1
Above bottom: Anne Diggory, American (b. 1951), The Space Between (Elk Lake), 2011, hybrid media on canvas, 48 x 36 in., Collection of the artist.