Sunday, 28 January 2007

British Art at the Mead

Sir Thomas Lawrence - Charles Baring WallAn art exhibition with a strong Brit. interest recently opened at The Mead Art Museum, Amhurst College, Massachusetts, USA: Through British Eyes: British Art at the Mead, until 26 August 2007. The exhibits are all from the Mead's extensive British collection and they read like a Who's Who of the UK's finest artists: Sir Thomas Lawrence, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Sir Henry Raeburn, Sir Edwin Landseer, Gainsborough, Edward Lear, William Hogarth, William Blake, Thomas Dicksee and David Cox. Okay, there are some gaping holes in this list of the UK's great artists, but the impression it conveys is that of a wise buyer who wasn't prepared to pay inflated prices. Note: the museum is closed on college holidays and may also close due to bad weather! Call (413) 542-2335 before you visit in winter.


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