Bowdoin College Museum of Art to open “Night Vision”

Delaney-Untitled-bowdoin2Beauford Delaney’s “Untitled (Jazz Club)”, ca. 1950, oil on canvas

Bowdoin College Museum of Art is opening a new exhibit on Saturday, June 27 called “Night Vision: Nocturnes in American Art, 1860-1960.” This is the first major museum survey dedicated to scenes of night in American art from 1860 to 1960, from the introduction of electricity to the dawn of the Space Age. The exhibition proposes the central importance of nocturnal images in the development of modern art. There will be 90 works in a range of media—including paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, and sculptures—created by such leading American artists as Ansel Adams, Charles Burchfield, Winslow Homer, Lee Krasner, Georgia O’Keeffe, Albert Ryder, John Sloan, Edward Steichen, and Andrew Wyeth, among others.

“Night Vision” demonstrates the popularity of the theme with American artists of diverse aesthetic convictions and investigates how they responded to the unique challenges of picturing the night.

The show runs through Sunday, Oct. 18. Bowdoin College Museum of Art is located at 9400 College St, Brunswick. To learn more, check out the museum website http://www.bowdoin.edu/art-museum/