The Lure of Nature: Landscape Drawings from the Thaw Collection

Times: From: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Location: Elizabeth Myers Mitchell Gallery/St. John's College

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The Lure of Nature: Landscape Drawings from the Thaw Collection

This exhibition of English and German 19th-century Romantic landscape drawings conveys the shift from classical subjects and the rational, scientific world of the Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution to themes of nature as a source for inspiration and emotional expression. Artists include Alexander Cozens, Thomas Gainsborough, John Constable, Joseph Koch, J.M.W. Turner, Caspar Wolf, and other noted artists of the period.

 Collector, dealer and scholar Eugene V. Thaw is a graduate of St. John’s College. He and his wife, Clare Eddy Thaw, have an extensive collection of drawings, paintings, and artifacts they have shared with a number of distinctive institutions, including over 400 drawings to the Morgan Library & Museum. Like an exhibition also mounted at the Morgan this autumn, this exhibition celebrates Gene Thaw on the occasion of his ninetieth birthday.

This exhibition is made possible by The Morgan Library & Museum, New York,

with additional support generously provided by the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Charitable Trust.

 This exhibition is generously supported by the Arthur E. and Hilda C. Landers Charitable Trust.

This Event is Brought to You By Elizabeth Myers Mitchell Gallery/St. John's College

The Lure of Nature: Landscape Drawings from the Thaw Collection

The Elizabeth Myers Mitchell Gallery, located on the campus of St. John’s College, is a hidden treasure in historic Annapolis. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums in 2012 and dedicated to bringing art of world renown to Annapolis since it opened in 1989, the Mitchell Gallery’s modern design won a Citation of Merit from the American Institute of Architects. It attracts over 10,000 visitors a year to its museum-quality exhibits which are of an unusual range and diversity for a gallery of its size. Exhibitions have included works of celebrated artists such as Bruegel, Calder, Rembrandt, Rodin and Motherwell and Johns, exhibitions of unique historical and regional interest such as photography by A. Aubrey Bodine and Marion Warren and The National Craft Show. The Mitchell Gallery serves the community of St. John's and the wider communities of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County as a resource for viewing, discussing, and learning about fine art. Presenting exhibitions of unique historical and regional interest and museum-quality exhibitions that change regularly.  Interpretive programs include lectures, gallery talks, docent tours and children’s programs.