Forests of Symbols
On view through February 5, 2023
The Westmoreland Museum of American Art
Symbolism is a European artistic movement beginning in the 1880s that favored the natural over the artificial, mystical over scientific, subjective over objective, and irrational over rational. This installation of five paintings shows the movement’s influence as it developed in this country from the early to mid-twentieth century.
This exhibition is on view in the Robertshaw Gallery.
[Image: Christian Jacob Walter, American, (1872–1938), Nocturnal (Twilight in the Catskills), c. 1920-1930. Oil on Canvas. 28 1/4 in. x 36 1/4 in. (71.76 cm x 92.08 cm. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Hennessey]