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(Un)Settled: The Landscape in American Art
Online and on view June 15 – September 8, 2024
Columbia Museum of Art
Columbia, South Carolina

From natural wonders to the open road, the landscape has long been a muse in American art. Through objects from the colonial era to the present, “(Un)Settled” explores the rich, complicated, and evolving topic of the landscape in American art.

The variety of media and makers helps to redefine whose view is considered, ultimately revealing the many ways artists turn to their surroundings to reflect on larger topics such as national identity, land preservation, the complexity of cultural landscapes, and how location shapes our sense of self.

View a previously recorded podcast about the exhibition here:

[Image: Jacqueline Bishop, After the Rain (Methane), 2014–15. Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. Association Purchase, 2018.7]