To an artist, place is more than mere location, it’s the setting in which they craft their stories. At the turn of the twentieth century, America’s vast countryside was ripe for exploration and visual interpretation. Turning away from the bustling metropolis to America’s simplistic natural beauty, the artists featured in the High Museum’s Cross Country exhibit utilize place as an important storytelling tool during a turbulent time in the nation’s history. With a variety of styles and media, the exhibit includes work from our country’s finest artists, including Georgia O’Keeffe, Andrew Wyeth, Hale Woodruff, and Ansel Adams.
// Georgia O’Keeffe, Red Canna, 1919. Oil on board, 13 13/16in x 10 3/8in. Image courtesy of the High Museum of Art.
The Cross Country exhibit will be on display at the High Museum of Art through May 7. Located at 1280 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, Georgia, the museum is open Tues–Thurs and Sat, 10am–5pm; Fri, 10am–9pm; and Sun, Noon–5pm.