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Current Exhibitions

Selections from the Permanent Collection 1850-1950

Friday, September 24, 2021 - Sunday, September 24, 2023

Selections from the Permanent Collection 1850-1950 focuses on the Museum’s holdings dating from the 19th through the early 20th centuries, in particular gifts from the Estate of Peggy Macdowell Thomas by great American realist Thomas Eakins, and treasures acquired through the generous funds provided by the Horace G. Fralin Charitable Trust by such artists as John Singer Sargent, Childe Hassam, and Thomas Hart Benton. Highlights of the Museum's decorative arts collection are also on view, including the Francis W. Collins Collection of early Mediterranean artifacts.

The exhibition is on view April 8, 2022-September 23, 203 in the Medical Facilities of America Gallery and the Temporary Exhibition Gallery.

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Above image:

Edward H. Potthast (American, 1857-1927), Happy Days, circa 1910-1920, Oil on panel, Taubman Museum of Art, Acquired with funds provided by the Horace G. Fralin Charitable Trust, 1999.001

 

Images left to right, top to bottom:

John Singer Sargent (American, 1856-1932), Portrait of Mrs. George Gribble (Norah), 1888, Oil on canvas, Taubman Museum of Art, Purchased with funds provided by the Horace G. Fralin Charitable Trust, 2000.021

Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978), Framed, 1946, Oil and graphite on canvas and wood, Taubman Museum of Art, Acquired with funds provided by the Horace G. Fralin Charitable Trust, 2003.001

John H. Twachtman (American, 1853-1902), Wildflowers, circa 1890, Oil on canvas, Taubman Museum of Art, Acquired with funds provided by the Horace G. Fralin Charitable Trust and Partial Support from Spanierman Gallery, LLC, 1999.004

Thomas Cowperthwaite Eakins (American, 1844-1916), Portrait of Walter S. Macdowell, circa 1904, Oil on canvas, Taubman Museum of Art, Gift of the Estate of Peggy Macdowell Thomas, 2002.006

Robert Henri (American, 1865-1929), Jimmie O'Donnell, 1924, Oil on canvas, Taubman Museum of Art, Acquired with funds provided by the Horace G. Fralin Charitable Trust, 2001.002

Unknown Maker (American), Lemonade or Chocolate Pot, undated, Engraved repousse silverplate hollowware, Taubman Museum of Art, Gift of the Estate of Peggy Macdowell Thomas, 2002.127

Robert Riggs (American, 1896-1970), The Brown Bomber, 1938, Tempera on panel, Taubman Museum of Art, Acquired with funds provided by the Horace G. Fralin Charitable Trust, 2000.003

Irving Ramsey Wiles (American, 1861-1948), Portrait of Miss T., 1910, Oil on canvas, Taubman Museum of Art, Acquired with funds provided by the Horace G. Fralin Charitable Trust, 1999.013

Childe Hassam (American, 1859-1935), Across the Park, 1904, Oil on canvas, Taubman Museum of Art, Acquired with funds provided by the Horace G. Fralin Charitable Trust, 1999.014