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THE ARTIST’S GARDEN: AMERICAN IMPRESSIONISM AND THE GARDEN MOVEMENT, 1887–1920

Sunday, October 5, 2014, 2 p.m.

2:00 PM Marvin & Betty Danto Lecture Hall

THE ARTIST’S GARDEN: AMERICAN IMPRESSIONISM AND THE GARDEN MOVEMENT, 1887–1920


Anna O. Marley

Curator of Historical American Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

SUNDAY OCTOBER 5, 2014, 2 P.M.


Many of the most important fin-de-siècle American artists both created gardens and painted them. Discover painters at work in many different gardens, while paying particular attention to the horticultural and painted work of Maria Oakey and her husband Thomas Wilmer Dewing. The Dewings helped decorate the home of collector Charles Lang Freer in Detroit and contributed to the design of his gardens.

Tours and a benefit reception at the Freer House ($) will follow the lecture. Sponsored by the Associates of the American Wing; Freer House, Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute/WSU; and the Betsy Campbell Lecture of The Friends of Art & Flowers, a support group of the DIA.
 
Credit: The Recitation, 1891, oil on canvas; Thomas Wilmer Dewing, American. Detroit Museum of Art Purchase, Picture Fund.