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The Land Beneath Our Feet

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© Courtesy of the Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago
The Land Beneath Our Feet
Curated by: Anne Leonard

5550 S. Greenwood Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
June 27th, 2013 - August 25th, 2013
Opening: June 27th, 2013 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://smartmuseum.uchicago.edu/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
South Side
EMAIL:  
smart-museum@uchicago.edu
PHONE:  
773-702-0200
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Wed, Fri-Sun 10-5; Thu 10-8
TAGS:  
prints, photography, sculpture

DESCRIPTION

Tracing a chronological arc of almost a century, this exhibition showcases both familiar and lesser-known works from the Smart Museum’s collection of American art. It presents approximately eighty works—paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, and photographs—by American artists, while exploring national context and changes in art between 1850 and 1940.

The exhibition will make a subtle nod to the hundredth anniversary of the 1913 Armory Show with paintings by two key artist-organizers, Arthur Davies and Walt Kuhn. Among other highlights are a wealth of survey photographs—including exceptional panoramas of the American West—taken by Timothy O’Sullivan and William Bell in the 1860s and 70s; celebrated etchings by James McNeill Whistler; landscape paintings by Tonalist master George Inness; and photographs by Walker Evans.