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Opening Reception for Exploring the Landscape

Friday, 26 August, 2022

Opening Reception for SLUMA's newest exhibition: Exploring the Landscape

About the Exhibition:

Landscape, one of the most common genres used across different media, including painting, printing, and photography, continues to be the subject artists use to relate to the world.  Exploring the Landscape demonstrates how artists use landscape to examine a range of ideas about priorities and concerns societies engaged with throughout history. The exhibition presents landscapes from a diverse range of styles, time periods, and artists to showcase the wide variety of artwork held in SLUMA’s collection.

The exhibition guides viewers through a brief history of landscape artwork, beginning with more traditional depictions of landscapes, including works that represent Native Americans and Civil War battles during the beginnings of United States history. The exhibition then moves into idyllic, peaceful scenes of farmsteads and marine ports.

Exploring the Landscape also demonstrates how landscape artworks have changed over time, within different cultures, and in a wide range of mediums. The exhibition features nineteenth-century glass slide photographs, Japanese woodblock prints, and modern European and American oil and watercolor paintings.

Finally, the exhibition provides a glimpse into the future of landscape artwork. By showcasing contemporary portrayals of landscapes through digital photography, Exploring the Landscape explores how artists consume, interact with, and alter the environments that surround us.

The event will take place at the museum on Friday, August 26th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Parking will be available at the lot located at the intersection of Lindell Boulevard and Spring Avenue.