Treasures of American Art: The Cynthia & Heywood Fralin Collection
May 13, 2022 – Sep 04, 2022
Complementing and expanding upon many significant American works in the Museum’s permanent collection on view within the Fralin Center for American Art, Treasures of American Art shares more than 90 works from the private collection of Cynthia and Heywood Fralin.
The exhibition is organized around six central themes:
- The Portrait: Celebrity and Intimacy
- The Countryside: Rural and Outskirts
- The Frontier: Westward and Regionalism
- The Coast: Beaches and Harbors
- The City: Streets and Parks
- The Interior: Labor and Leisure
Landscapes, portraits, and still life paintings by such illustrious American artists as Thomas Hart Benton, Mary Cassatt, Robert Henri, Winslow Homer, Georgia O’Keeffe, Norman Rockwell, and John Singer Sargent, among many others, will be on view.
Gerald Curtis Delano (1890-1972), The Proud People (detail), n.d., oil on canvas, 30″ x 36″, Collection of Cynthia and Heywood Fralin
Mary Stevenson Cassatt (1844-1926), Francoise Wearing a Big White Hat (detail), circa 1908, oil on canvas, 23 1/2″ x 19 3/4″ inches, Collection of Cynthia and Heywood Fralin
Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986), Shell (detail), 1937, oil on canvas, 9 1/2″ x 13″ inches, Collection of Cynthia and Heywood Fralin
Jamie Wyeth (b. 1946), Man Reading, Monhegan (detail), 1974, watercolor on paper mounted on the artist’s construction, 21 1/2″ x 30″ inches, Collection of Cynthia and Heywood Fralin