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Mirrored Images: Realism in the 19th and 20th Centuries

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The Heckscher Museum of Art is pleased to present Mirrored Images: Realism in the 19th and 20th Centuries.  On view from December 8 through March 24, 2013 this exhibition is drawn exclusively from the Museum’s Permanent Collection and reveals the enduring appeal of the observed world as a source of artistic inspiration.


Throughout the history of art, artists have turned to the observed world as a source of inspiration. Mirrored Images explores the various realist movements of the 19th and 20th Centuries, beginning with the Barbizon movement in mid-19th century France and the concurrent Hudson River School in America, and progressing through later 19th-century realism and 20th-century realist movements, such as the Ashcan School, American Scene painting, Magic Realism, Photorealism, and East End (Long Island) realism. Figure painting, portraiture, landscape and still life painting by Jean-Desire-Gustave Courbet, Eugene Boudin, Thomas Moran, William Merritt Chase, Thomas Eakins, Thomas Anshutz, John Sloan, Raphael Soyer, Leon Kroll, Fairfield Porter, and Don Eddy, among others, are included.


Also opening on December 8, Modernizing America: Artists of the Armory Show.  In celebration of the centennial of the Armory Show this Permanent Collection exhibition focuses on American artists who participated in the legendary 1913 exhibition that introduced modernist art to America.


The Heckscher Museum of Art, founded in 1920 by August Heckscher, serves the people of the Town of Huntington and surrounding communities. Through exhibitions of its permanent and loan collections of art and related programs, it seeks to provide inspiring and transformative educational experiences to encourage a broader understanding of our past and present and enrich the quality of life of the individuals it serves. The Museum Permanent Collection contains more than 2,200 works from the early 16th century to present. For information about The Heckscher Museum of Art, visit www.heckscher.org.


 


Museum Hours


Wednesday - Friday | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm *


Saturday and Sunday | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm *


Monday and Tuesday | Closed


 


* Huntington Township Residents admitted FREE Wednesdays after 2:00 pm and Saturdays before 1:00 pm.  Proof of residency required.


 


Free Admission for Active Military Personnel and Veterans
Available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention Common Access Card (CAC), a DD Form 1173, a DD Form 1173-1, a Veteran’s DD-214, or a Veteran ID card and a driver’s license.  Includes active military personnel (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reserve) or Veteran and up to five (5) family members (spouse, child, aunt, uncle, grandparent, etc.).

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