The Gallery has redesigned its space to accommodate its latest exhibit, “An American Odyssey: The Warner Collection of American Art,” which consists of 63 paintings chronicling the American experience from 1799-1971 in portraits, still life and landscapes.
Drawn from the private collection of Jonathan “Jack” Warner, his wife, Susan Austin Warner, and the Warner Foundation, the exhibit includes works by Albert Bierstadt, Mary Cassatt, Frederic E. Church, Thomas Cole, Childe Hassam, Winslow Homer, James Peale and Andrew Wyeth.
In addition, the ARG has launched its first cell phone audio tour.
“Painting-by-painting, you can press a button and hear the collector’s own reflections and personal insights on each individual piece,” says ARG Director Lynn Marsden-Atlass. “It is only the second time this collection has been on view outside of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and it’s a unique opportunity for the Penn community to see one of the most important private collections of American art.”
Special group tours of ARG exhibits are available for staff and faculty. For more information, email Sara Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“An American Odyssey” runs through Nov. 6.
The ARG is free and open to the public. Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and weekends, noon to 5 p.m. Additional information is available at 215-898-2083 or www.upenn.edu/ARG.
For a list of exhibit-related events at the Arthur Ross Gallery, visit www.upenn.edu/ARG/current_exhibition.html.
Originally published on September 8, 2011