Boca Raton, FL – A stunning pictorial history of the artists who established Santa Fe, New Mexico as an artistic center is featured at the exhibition, Southwestern Allure: The Art of the Santa Fe Art Colony, on display at the Boca Museum of Art through December 29, 2013.
When artists from the American east began to settle in the Santa Fe area from 1900 to 1938, they discovered a rich culture and wealth of picturesque imagery. Southwestern Allure offers historical perspective through more than 50 works illustrating the artistic trends they applied to the landscape, customs, and lifestyles. A range of styles can be seen from the Santa Fe old guard such as Carlos Vierra, Gerald Cassidy, and Warren Rollins; to the Realism of Robert Henri, Edward Hopper, Leon Kroll, and John Sloan; to the introduction of the Modernist aesthetic by Stuart Davis, Andrew Dasburg, and Marsden Hartley.
Southwestern Allure presents the distinct artistic climate of this unique locale and the qualities that distinguish it from the rest of New Mexico. The area remained one of the most isolated regions of America even into the early twentieth century. With its majestic landscapes and a multicultural environment, Santa Fe proved to be a matchless blend for artistic inspiration.
Southwestern Allure and its accompanying catalogue are organized by the Boca Museum of Art in conjunction with independent curator Dr. Valerie Ann Leeds, a specialist in American art of this period. After its debut in Boca Raton, the exhibition will travel to the Mennello Museum of American Art in Orlando, and the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe.
Boca Museum of Art
The Boca Museum of Art is one of the leading cultural institutions in South Florida, achieving international recognition as a visual arts institution for its dynamic, changing exhibitions from acclaimed artists and distinguished permanent collection. The Museum’s many public programs include artist presentations, family activities, art films, the Annual Art Festival, and more than 100 classes per week at its studio Art School. Museum Auxiliaries include The Artists’ Guild, Friends Auxiliary, and Collectors’ Forum. For more information call 561.392.2500 or visit www.bocamuseum.org. The Art School is located at 801 West Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, FL 33486.
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