Anton Art Center hosts masterpieces in ‘Visions of American Life’ | Culture & Leisure
Take a trip back to the 19th century this month with a visit to the Anton Art Center.
From March 9 to April 12, the gallery will host the exhibition “Visions of American Life: Selections from the Nancy and Sean Cotton Collection of American Art”.
“The works in this selection were inspired by scenes from everyday life in a variety of settings in America from the mid to late 1800s and early 1900s, by artists such as William Glackens, Jane Peterson and Childe Hassam, ”said Phil Gilchrist, executive director of Anton Art Center. “Viewers will find examples of realism, trompe-l’oeil and impressionistic styles.”
The exhibition was organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts. Anton Art Center has partnered with DIA over the past few years, and this is another example of their collaborative efforts.
Unlike the typical centre’s exhibits, which tend to feature “contemporary artists well known to the region,” says Gilchrist, “Visions of American Life” gives people the chance to see “historic, museum-quality works by American artists. within our community ”.
An artistic portrait of American culture and history, 13 oil paintings from the collection will be presented, composed between 1852 and 1939.
This is the first time that these works will be presented in Macomb County. Among them are landscape scholar Hamilton Hamilton, “Hush, Do Not Disturb Them,” dating from around 1890; Aaron Bohrod, “Skokie Park Auto”, 1935; Vincent Jannelli, “Urban Landscape”, 1936; and Jane Peterson, “Women and Children in the Park,” 1908.
They will be shown as a standard installation at Anton Art Center’s Petitpren Community Gallery, which Gilchrist says “is the best-equipped space here to show historical work.”
In addition to the free exhibit for visitors during normal gallery hours, a virtual talk airs at 2 p.m. March 13 on Facebook, featuring Ben Colman, associate curator of American art at the Detroit Institute of Arts. .
“Although we were showing a lot of high-quality work by contemporary artists, the last time we were able to borrow a work of art from a major museum was in the mid-1990s.”) From the DIA ” , says Gilchrist. “While the artists featured in this exhibition may not have the same level of notoriety that Van Gogh has now, their work is no less amazing to see.”
If you are going to
• “Visions of American Life: Selections from the Nancy and Sean Cotton Collection of American Art”
• In person and online from March 9 to April 12; Virtual Curator Talk at 2 p.m. on Saturday March 13, via Facebook
• Gallery opening hours from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday
• 125 Macomb Place, Mont Clemens