A Wildness Distant from Ourselves: Art and Ecology in 19th-Century America (September 1, 2019–March 13, 2020)
This exhibition examined the complex histories and persistent impacts of the 19th-century European-American relationship with the natural world. This era witnessed both the extreme and violent exploitation of the land and its peoples and the birth of a modern conservation movement. With paintings, works on paper, sculptures, photographs, decorative arts, and natural history specimens, the exhibition unfolded chronologically and moves from New England to the West.
Man Up! Visualizing Masculinity in 19th-Century America (December 21, 2019–March 13, 2020)
Man Up! featured works that reflect the constant redefinition of masculinity in American society during the 19th and early 20th centuries, inviting us to think critically about shifting definitions of gender roles.
Virtual Tour by Dongcheng Han