Apr
29

Today in Smithsonian History: April 29, 1980

Drawing, "Sunset Across the Hudson Valley", June 1870, Frederic Edwin Church. Brush and oil paint, graphite on paperboard. Gift of Louis P. Church. 1917, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian's Design Museum.

Drawing, “Sunset Across the Hudson Valley”, June 1870, Frederic Edwin Church. Brush and oil paint, graphite on paperboard. Gift of Louis P. Church. 1917, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian’s Design Museum.

April 29, 1980  “Close Observation: The Oil Sketches of Frederic E. Church” opens at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonianl Design Museum on its final stop of an extensive national tour organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service from the Cooper-Hewitt collection. Seven of Church’s finished oil paintings related to the sketches—and a selection of artifacts from Olana, Church’s home on the Hudson River—were borrowed for the New York showing.


Posted: 29 April 2017
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