Since the founding of the United States, American painters have sought to capture the essence of the country on canvas. From Sea to Shining Sea: 200 Years of American Art presents works that span the first two centuries of our rich history, highlighting the variety and strength of American artistic achievement from the colonial era through World War I.

Opening this spring at M.S. Rau's French Quarter gallery, the comprehensive 
American Fine Art exhibition features paintings, watercolors, and drawings from over 60 artists. Among the most well-known are John Singleton Copley, Gilbert Stuart, Frederic Edwin Church, Thomas Eakins, Mary Cassatt, Childe Hassam, and Edward Hopper.

Together, the works on display represent the wide variety of styles that have developed in our country, ranging from Colonial Art to the Hudson River School and Tonalism to American Impressionism and the Ashcan School. Together, they successfully capture the cultural moment of their respective ages, perfectly defining on canvas the character and very essence of American life throughout the centuries.

On view at M.S. Rau Antiques'
French Quarter gallery

April 6, 2019 — June 8, 2019

Monday - Saturday
9:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.


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George Inness, Frosty Morning, Montclair

Gilbert Stuart, Portrait of George Washington