Painting a Nation: Hudson River School

This exhibition, curated by the Gibbes Museum of Art, highlights magnificent Hudson River School landscapes from the private collection of Ann and Lee Higdon.  The Hudson River School is the first native school of painting in the United States.  The majority of the works depict serene scenes which celebrate the picturesque beauty of our nation and reflect the collective desire of the Hudson River painters to develop a uniquely American visual language, independent of European schools of painting.  with a discerning eye for quality, the Higdon collection features significant American artists including Albert Bierstadt, William Bradford, Jasper Francis Cropsey, William hart, William Trost Richards, and many others.