American Masterworks from the Corcoran, 1815-1940
February 7 – May 3, 2015
West Building, Main Floor

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview:  In 2014 the National Gallery of Art assumed stewardship of the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s renowned collection of paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, prints, drawings, and photographs. Two installations featuring highlights from the Corcoran collection are on view in the West Building through May 3, 2015. On the main floor, 29 American paintings and two sculptures have been installed in two galleries prior to the integration of works from the Corcoran into the permanent collection. A number of celebrated paintings are included:  Frederic Edwin Church’s Niagara, Albert Bierstadt’s The Last of the Buffalo, Sanford Robinson Gifford’s Ruins of the Parthenon, Samuel F. B. Morse’s The House of Representatives, Edward Hopper’s Ground Swell, and Aaron Douglas’s Into Bondage. One of the most famous sculptures of the 19th century, Hiram Powers’s The Greek Slave, is on view in the first room of the installation. Frederic Remington’s bronze sculpture, Off the Range (Coming Through the Rye), a lively depiction of cowboy revelry, anchors the second room in which Bierstadt’s Buffalo Trail, The Impending Storm and Mount Corcoran are also on view.

See a selection of works on view

 

 

 

 

Image: Frederic Edwin Church, Niagara, 1857, National Gallery of Art, Corcoran Collection (Museum Purchase, Gallery Fund), 2014.79.10

Audio and Video

American Journeys: Visions of Place
Video, Released: April 28, 2015, (7:59 minutes)