New Britain Museum of American Art
New Britain, CT
For artists of many ilks, architecture represented a pivotal source of fascination throughout their travels, due to the dazzling array of styles and structures they encountered as well as the emotional impact it often inspired. Architecture as Muse: The Grand Tour follows the itinerary of numerous artists, illustrators, and architects throughout Europe and beyond as they recorded the varied architecture of Spain, England, Italy, France, Germany, Greece, Mexico and elsewhere.
The exhibition is derived exclusively from the permanent collection of the New Britain Museum of American Art, and includes two centuries of works on paper including prints, watercolors, and drawings by American artists such as Jasper Cropsey (1823-1900), James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), John Marin (1870-1953), William F. Brooks (1872-1950), Keith Miller (b. 1949), among many others.