Hood Museum of Art Opens "American Art from the Huber Family Collection"

artwork: Jane Peterson - The Dry Dock, c. 1915 - Opaque watercolor and charcoal on brown paper. - Huber family collection. Courtesy of the Hood Museum of Art

HANOVER, NH.- America at the turn of the twentieth century was characterized by dramatic social, cultural, and artistic change. The works in Embracing Elegance, 1885–1920: American Art from the Huber Family Collection represent a diversity of reactions to that change while generally featuring intimate, informal subjects captured in a personally expressive manner influenced variously by the Aesthetic movement, impressionism, urban realism, and postimpressionism. The exhibition features over thirty pastels, drawings, watercolors, and paintings by such leading artists of the period as Cecilia Beaux, Thomas Wilmer Dewing, Joseph DeCamp, Robert Henri, Lilla Cabot Perry, John Singer Sargent, Everett Shinn, John Sloan, John Henry Twachtman, and J. Alden Weir. All of the works were collected over the past twenty-five years by Jack Huber, Dartmouth Class of 1963, and his wife, Russell. On exhibition through 4 September.