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Understanding Nature

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© Courtesy of de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University
Understanding Nature

500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053-0550
January 18th, 2013 - June 30th, 2013
Opening: January 18th, 2013 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.scu.edu/desaisset
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Peninsula/South Bay
EMAIL:  
deSaissetMuseum@scu.edu
PHONE:  
408-554-4528
OPEN HOURS:  
Tuesday-Sunday, 11am-4pm
TAGS:  
prints

DESCRIPTION

January 18 - March 17, 2013 and April 12 - June 30, 2013

Often favorably compared to her contemporary Georgia O'Keeffe, Henrietta Shore's paintings, prints, and drawings reveal her intrinsic fascination with the world around her and her constant experimentation with new artistic styles. Once called "unquestionably one of the most important living painters of this century..." by art critic Arthur Miller of the Los Angeles Times (1927), Shore's work eventually fell into obscurity. In recent decades, however, with the discovery of several "lost" pieces and the subsequent exhibitions of those works, Shore has begun to emerge from the shadows.

The de Saisset Museum holds one of the largest collections of Henrietta Shore's work. This exhibition, which includes approximately fifteen paintings and prints, features some of the highlights of the museum's collection. These works speak to her versatility and growth as an artist as well as her commitment to exploring nature through form and line.