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Exhibition: “British Watercolors from the Permanent Collection”

Art & Museum Exhibits

Thursday April 24, 2014
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Friday April 25, 2014
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Saturday April 26, 2014
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Sunday April 27, 2014
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday April 29, 2014
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Wednesday April 30, 2014
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Thursday May 1, 2014
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Friday May 2, 2014
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Saturday May 3, 2014
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Sunday May 4, 2014
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Although painting with watercolor reaches as far back as the sixteenth century in Europe—Albrecht Dürer’s animal and bird studies come immediately to mind—the medium blossomed as an autonomous approach only in the middle years of the eighteenth century. Watercolor became particularly attractive in England, where the acceptance of landscape as an appropriate subject matter, coupled with the widespread availability of readily portable cakes of water soluble pigment that allowed artists to work sur le motif, led to a tradition that, by the early years of the nineteenth century, grew to rival oil painting in beauty and desirability.

This exhibition celebrates the so-called Golden Age of British watercolors, the period spanning roughly from 1750 to 1850, when the medium reached its pinnacle in the hands of artists such as John Varley, Francis Towne, David Cox, and Peter de Wint, all of whom are represented in the exhibition. Also on view are several early sketches by John Ruskin, the English critic whose devotion to nature harmonized with many of the more practiced watercolorists, and two picturesque studies of southern China by George Chinnery.

Continuing through May 4, 2014.

Museum Hours:
Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, noon to 4:00 p.m.
Closed Mondays and some holidays

Spring Break Special Hours:
Saturday, March 8 through Sunday, March 16, noon to 4:00 p.m.
Closed Sunday, April 20

FREE ADMISSION

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Palmer Museum of Art


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Venue

Palmer Museum of Art
Penn State, Curtin Road
University Park, PA,

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