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Robert Spear Dunning, American, 1829 - 1905. Still life with Apples, Grapes, and Other Fruits, 1868. Oil on canvas. 17 1/4 x 23 1/4 in. (43.8 x 59.1 cm). Manoogian Collection

Visions of American Life: Paintings from the Manoogian Collection, 1850-1940

October 5, 2019 - December 30, 2019

Hodge Gallery

From sweeping landscapes to still-life paintings, the striking images in this exhibition reveal the variety of ways artists envisioned American life. Created between 1850 and 1940, the 40 paintings presented take inspiration from both private and public spaces and capture significant events and places in the country’s history. These works offer a glimpse into American life during this period, allowing viewers to reflect on a time gone by. 

Visions of American Life: Paintings from the Manoogian Collection, 1850-1940 is organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts and made possible by the Richard and Jane Manoogian Collection. This is one in a series of American art exhibitions created through a multi-year, multi-institutional partnership formed by the Detroit Institute of Arts as part of the Art Bridges + Terra Foundation Initiative. Generous support is provided by the Richard and Jane Manoogian Foundation.

From the Exhibition

  • Jane Peterson, American, 1876 - 1965. Women and Children in the Park, n.d. Oil on canvas. 18 x 24 in. (45.7 x 61 cm). Manoogian Collection

  • John George Brown, American, born England, 1831 - 1913. A Liberated Woman, n.d. Oil on canvas. 47 x 32 in. (119.4 x 81.3 cm). Manoogian Collection

  • William Holbrook Beard, American, 1824 - 1900. Boys Hunting Fox, 1852. Oil on canvas. 34 x 42 in. (86.4 x 106.7 cm). Manoogian Collection

  • George Henry Hall, American, 1825 - 1913. Snow Flurry, n.d. Oil on canvas. 56 x 44 1/2 in. (142.2 x 113 cm). Manoogian Collection

  • William James Glackens, American, 1870 - 1938. Woman Picking Flowers, ca. 1917. Oil on canvas. 21 1/2 Б~ 25 3/4 in. (54.6 Б~65.4 cm). Manoogian Collection

  • Francis David Millet, American, 1846 - 1912. The Window Seat, 1883. Oil on canvas. 24 x 36 in. (61 x 91.4 cm). Manoogian Collection