Embracing Elegance, 1885–1920

June 11, 2011, through September 04, 2011
American Art from the Huber Family Collection



Temporary Exhibitions, Friends and Cheatham Galleries


This exhibition features over thirty examples of American impressionist and realist pastels, drawings, and paintings by some of the leading artists active at the turn of the twentieth century, including Cecilia Beaux,Thomas Wilmer Dewing, Robert Henri, John Singer Sargent, Everett Shinn, John Sloan, John Henry Twachtman, and J. Alden Weir. Collected by Jack Huber, Dartmouth Class of 1963, and his wife, Russell, these works reveal a range of responses to the dramatic cultural and artistic developments of the era—from the brilliant colors and broad handling of the impressionists to the grit and verve of the urban realists.The predominant aesthetic in this collection, however, is the period taste for refinement and tranquility as seen in serene landscapes, poetic still lifes, and, especially, images of elegant women in repose.

Co-organized by the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia, and presented at the Hood through the generous support of the Leon C. 1927, Charles L. 1955, and Andrew J. 1984 Greenebaum Fund, the Philip Fowler 1927 Memorial Fund, and the William Chase Grant 1919 Memorial Fund.

Exhibition Curator

Barbara J. MacAdam

Related Publications

Additional Information

Related Exhibitions

Related Stories

Press Mentions

Exhibition subject: Modern & Contemporary ArtUnited States & Canada