Away from it All: American Travels from the Collection of Works on Paper

Begin Date2007-08-04
End Date2007-11-18
CuratorsWilliam Rudolph
Last Harvested At2019-02-09
LocationMezzanine Level 2
OrganizerDallas Museum of Art
DescriptionAmerica is a land of mobility, from the covered wagon to the station wagon to the minivan and SUV. Just like the rest of the population, American artists have taken frequent opportunities to travel, getting out of the studio and into the wider world. Drawn from the Dallas Museum of Art's permanent collection of works on paper, this installation showcases a variety of American scenery - both urban and rural - from the late 19th through the mid-20th century. Many of these works are executed in watercolor, a delicate method of painting that requires dexterity and quick responses, thus it is ideally suited to making art on the open road. Organized by Dr. William Rudolph, The Pauline Gill Sullivan Associate Curator of American Art, with the assistance of Scott Carlson and Lisa Wynne, Summer 2007 Curatorial Volunteer Interns.