“Around the World in Watercolor, 1860-1920” features work by Americans who sought adventure and inspiration for their art. They ventured across the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and traversed the American continent. Thirty watercolors from the Museum’s permanent collection by John La Farge, Thomas Moran, Henry Roderick Newman, Joseph Lindon Smith, and others, depict Greece, Egypt, the American West, Samoa, and Japan. Some are quickly sketched on the spot, others are large, finished works that were painted in the studio and shown in the growing number of exhibitions that raised the status of the watercolor medium.

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