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Martin Johnson Heade

February 13 – May 7, 2000
West Building, Main Floor, Galleries 74, 75, 79, 80

Martin Johnson Heade, Giant Magnolias on a Blue Velvet Cloth, c. 1890, oil on canvas, Gift of The Circle of the National Gallery of Art in Commemoration of its 10th Anniversary, 1996.14.1

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

Overview: 74 paintings by 19th-century American artist Martin Johnson Heade were presented in this first comprehensive exhibition of the artist's work since 1969. Selected from public and private collections, the paintings were divided into groups representing the painter's key themes of seascapes, salt marshes, still lifes, magnolias, and hummingbirds and flowers of Brazil.

Organization: The exhibition was organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Theodore E. Stebbins Jr., curator of American paintings, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, was the organizing curator. Franklin Kelly, curator of American and British paintings at the National Gallery of Art, coordinated the exhibition in Washington.

Sponsor: Support for the exhibition and accompanying catalogue was provided by The Henry Luce Foundation and the Vira I. Heinz Endowment. The exhibition in Washington was made possible by The Circle of the National Gallery of Art.

Attendance: 102,224

Catalog: Martin Johnson Heade, by Theodore E. Stebbins Jr., with contributions by Janet L. Comey, Karen E. Quinn, and Jim Wright. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in association with Yale University Press, 1999.

Other Venues: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, September 29, 1999–January 17, 2000
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, May 28–August 17, 2000

Heade, Martin Johnson
American, 1819 - 1904