William M. Harnett

March 14 – June 13, 1993

East Building Mezzanine

THIS EXHIBITION IS NO LONGER ON VIEW AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY.

Overview: 49 still life paintings illustrated William M. Harnett's trompe l'oeil technique. They were selected from the National Gallery's collection and other public and private collections.

Organization: The exhibition was organized by the Amon Carter Museum, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Co-curators were John Wilmerding, visiting curator for American Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Doreen Bolger, curator, Amon Carter Museum; and Marc Simpson, curator, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. The coordinator for the National Gallery was Nicolai Cikovsky Jr., curator of American and British paintings.

Image: William Michael Harnett, My Gems, 1888, oil on wood, Gift of the Avalon Foundation, 1957.5.1

Attendance: 115,790

Catalog: William M. Harnett, edited by Doreen Bolger, Marc Simpson, and John Wilmerding. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1992.

Other Venues:
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, March 14–June 14, 1992
Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, July 18–October 18, 1992
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, November 14, 1992–February 14, 1993

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