The exhibition traces evolving ideas about the environment — and our place within it — through more than 100 works of art from the colonial period to the present by a broad range of artists.
Iconic masterpieces as well as rare and seldom-exhibited works by such artists as John James Audubon, Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Cole, Valerie Hegarty, Winslow Homer, Georgia O’Keeffe and Jaune Quick-to-See Smith (Salish-Kootenai) reveal how human impact on the planet over the last three centuries, particularly in North America, compels us to reconsider the relationships between art, the environment and ourselves.
Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment has been organized by the Princeton University Art Museum. Leadership support has been provided by Shelly and Tony Malkin; Annette Merle-Smith; the Henry Luce Foundation; and the National Endowment for the Arts. We also recognize the generosity of the East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum.