Bouguereau & America
June 22, 2019 - September 22, 2019
Bouguereau & America press release
Comprising 39 works by the French academic painter William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905), this exhibition explores the artist’s remarkable popularity in the United States. Bouguereau’s modern and highly-polished interpretations of classical subjects--including heroic men, sensuous goddesses and playful cupids--as well as his intimate and idealized portrayal of peasant life were avidly sought after by American collectors. This exhibition focuses on Bouguereau’s paintings in U.S. collections and how they reflect the tastes, beliefs and ambitions of America’s elite.
Bouguereau & America is co-organized by the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art and the Milwaukee Art Museum. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and Humanities.
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Virgin of the Angels, 1881: Courtesy of Forest Lawn Memorial-Park Association
Return of Spring, 1886: Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska, Gift of Francis T. B. Martin, 1951.889