American Art, Colonial to Modern
The works in these two galleries highlight some of the social, economic, and aesthetic developments that shaped Euro-American artistic production from the colonial period the early decades of the 20th century. These ranged from European stylistic influences and shifting taste nationally to te impact of industrialization, urbanization, immigration, and to such watershed events as the Civil War. The installation demonstrates how the Hood continues to build a collection that speaks to a co mprehensive view of American art and its regional distinctions.
The installation of this gallery was generously supported by a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation.
Barbara J. MacAdam