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Walking with Nature: American Landscapes from the Collection

  • Presented By: Arnot Art Museum
  • Dates: June 4, 2021 - June 26, 2021
  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Arnot Art Museum
  • Address: 235 Lake Street, Elmira, NY 14901
  • Phone: (607) 734-3697
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: $7.00 for adults, discounts for pensioners, military families, and local college students. Museum members and children under 18 are admitted free
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The Museum’s current exhibition, “Walking With Nature: American Landscapes from the Collections” includes select, rarely-seen works by renowned Hudson River School artists, as well as several prized paintings by George W. Waters. The exhibition is on view through June 26, 2021. The landscape has always been a key component of the American identity. A young nation, America did not have a cultural history like established countries. What it lacked in myths and ancient monuments, however, it made up for in an abundance of land. As such, early settlers turned to nature when crafting the American identity and it became foundational to our origin story. The Hudson River School artists, played an important role in bringing imagery of the American wilderness into the cultural sphere. This group of artists typically depicted grandiose landscapes of New York, including the Catskills, Adirondacks, and the Hudson River Valley.