Frederic Church, Winslow Homer and Thomas Moran: Tourism and the American Landscape

May 19, 2006 – October 22, 2006

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY

2nd Floor

The promotion of tourism in 19th-century America through the "constructed" pastoral landscape is explored through the museum's extraordinary collections of oil studies, drawings, watercolors, and photographs by Homer, Church, Watkins, and Moran. Accompanying this exhibition are publications that helped to communicate the idea of travel -- journals, magazines, and guidebooks featuring the work of these seminal artists. Also, such commemorative decorative arts objects as a souvenir dinner service are included.