Flood, fire, earthquake, drought…few things capture the collective imagination more than the subject of disaster. This exhibition, drawn primarily from the Farnsworth collection, explores the universal world of natural and human-originated disasters. Works by Washington Allston, Leonard Baskin, Harrison Bird Brown, Augustus Buhler, Jonathan Fisher, Winslow Homer, James Hope, Waldo Peirce, N.C. and Andrew Wyeth may be included. They depict a host of disasters: drowning, floods, fire, hurricanes, shipwrecks and war; the calamity of the aftermath: harrowing rescues, disease, death and destruction; and the cleanup that ensued.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.