About the Exhibition

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Get a rare glimpse at treasured artworks held by dozens of Minnesota's private collectors. Remarkable for its breadth and caliber, this insightful exhibition showcases more than 140 masterworks by American artists working from 1800 to 1920. Paintings by Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, and James Abbott McNeill Whistler, along with work by Minnesota artists such as N. R. Brewer and Alexis Fournier, reflect the grand ambitions and daily pleasures of a nation coming into its own. At the same time, these portraits, landscapes, moody meditations, and works on modernism's brink shed new light on the personal passions of Minnesota collectors.

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This exhibition is made possible in part by a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and by a gift from Larry and Barbara Braman Bentson.