American art and a Texas connection at the Meadows Museum

Section of 'Where the Mountains Meet the Plains' by Jerry Bywaters

Three important new Meadows Museum exhibitions, all opening Nov. 30, 2007, will explore the evolution of American art and offer rare insights into a Texas titan.

'Eight Bells' by Winslow HomerComing of Age: American Art, 1850s to 1950s” running through Feb. 24, 2008, explores the fertile period during which artists as diverse as Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, Alexander Calder and Georgia O’Keeffe rose to international prominence.

“Jerry Bywaters, Interpreter of the Southwest” and “Lone Star Printmaker” run through Mar. 2 and promise a fully rounded look into the life and work of the Dallas artist who reshaped the Texas art world and brought national recognition for Texas artists.

(Top, a section of Jerry Bywaters’ Where the Mountains Meet the Plains, 1939; right, Winslow Homer’s Eight Bells, 1886. )

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