Jan 13 2020
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Mar 21 2020
Focus IV: Eclipse of the Hudson River School / Sel...

Focus IV: Eclipse of the Hudson River School / Sel...

Presented by Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA) at UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA)

The Hudson River School is known as the first American artistic fraternity which began in the mid19th century under artist Thomas Cole, a British immigrant who brought with him the emotive and imaginative European influence of Romanticism. After Cole’s death, the movement known as the Hudson River School rose to prominence highlighting the natural beauty of America. This artistic movement, focusing on sweeping landscapes, played a part in the westward expansion of America, propelled by the increasing popularity of Manifest Destiny. But in the mercurial landscape of a growing nation, the Hudson River School’s popularity fell as quickly as it rose. Focus IV explores the rise and fall, as well as the consequences, of this impactful, yet short-lived artistic movement. Focus is a series of exhibitions that spotlights local and regional private art collections in the Southeastern United States. Focus IV: Eclipse of the Hudson River School / Selections from the Koleszar Collection highlights work from the Birmingham-based collection of Bill and Elizabeth Koleszar.

Image: Henri Joseph Harpignies, Les Lavueses, 19th Century. Oil on canvas. 

Admission Info

Monday-Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: Noon to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, January 24, 6 – 8 pm

Phone: 205-975-6436

Dates & Times

2020/01/13 - 2020/03/21

Location Info

UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AE...

1221 10th Ave. South, Birmingham, AL 36294