William McKendree Snyder "The First To Come" | August 28 - September 26
William McKendree Snyder was an American painter active in Indiana in the late 19th and early 20th centuries best known for detailed Indiana landscapes. He was one of the first artists to paint in Brown County, Indiana making him a forerunner of the Brown County Art Colony. He studied with Eaton, Bierstadt and Inness and influenced by the Hudson River School. December 20, 1848 – September 30, 1930.
View this private collection exhibit of this turn of the century Southern Indiana artist's work.
Open House: August 28 | 4-6 pm | $15 at the door per person
A special program by historian Rachel Berenson Perry will be held September 19 beginning at 2 pm | $5 at the door per person.
Gallery hours 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday Noon - 5 pm. Free admission and free parking.
Exhibit sponsored by Laura and Walter Jolly
Rachel Berenson Perry is the former fine arts curator of the Indiana State Museum, where she organized and curated all of the art exhibitions from 2003 through 2011. She's written numerous articles for American Art Review and Traces of Indiana and Midwestern History (Indiana Historical Society), and her books include The Life and Art of Felrath Hines: From Dark to Light (Indiana University Press 2019); The House of the Singing Winds: The Life and Work of T.C. Steele (Indiana Historical Society Press 2016); William J Forsyth: The Life and Work of an Indiana Artist (Indiana University Press, 2014); Painting Indiana III: Heritage of Place (Indiana University Press, 2013); Barry Gealt: Embracing Nature (Indiana University Press, 2012); Paint and Canvas: A Biography of T. C. Steele (Indiana Historical Society, 2012); T. C. Steele and the Society of Western Artists 1896-1914 (Indiana University Press, 2009); and Children from the Hills: The Life and Work of Ada Walter Shulz (Artist Colony Press, 2001). She currently lives in Nashville, Indiana.
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