In keeping with its mission, the Roswell Museum and Art Center concentrates primarily on the art and history of the American Southwest, but occasionally we present work from different regions. One of these opportunities is Pennsylvania Impressionists, curated by the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
This exhibit has developed out of a partnership between RMAC and the Michener Art Museum. In 2018, we will participate in a special exhibition entitled Magical and Real: Henriette Wyeth and Peter Hurd, A Retrospective, co-curated with the Michener. Our own Hurd and Wyeth collection will comprise a significant portion of this show, with several works traveling to Pennsylvania at the end of October. While our works are on view in Doylestown, the Michener Art Museum has generously offered an exhibition of paintings by Pennsylvania Impressionists. Drawn from the Michener’s permanent collection, this selection highlights fifteen works by some of Pennsylvania’s most renowned Impressionist painters of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including John Folinsbee, Edward W. Redfield, Fern Coppedge, and more. From springtime meadows to the snow-covered river scenes, this exhibition has a landscape for every season. Since these works rarely travel to the western United States, visitors will have an unusual opportunity to explore regional painting traditions from another part of the country.
Edward W. Redfield (1869-1965), The Upper Delaware (detail), c. 1918, oil on canvas, 38” x 50”. On loan from the James A. Michener Art Museum. Gift of Marguerite and Gerry Lenfest.