Cows!: Reflections on Romantic Visions and Reality in Rural Life Over Time

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September 13 – November 3, 2019

Robert Lougheed Working the La Cinta Oil on canvas Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Manning Grimes 1998.31

Cows!: Reflections on Romantic Visions and Reality in Rural Life Over Time is an exhibition, co-curated by AKMA Registrar, Megan Benitz and Dr. Madeline Rislow, Assistant Professor of Art History at Missouri Western State University, will feature artworks from the museum’s permanent collection.  The exhibition will examine artists’ use of cattle as a subject across several centuries.  Themes of pastoral idealism, nostalgia for the American West, and realities of rural life will be explored via prints, paintings, and sculptures.

Adriaen van de Velde Untitled, 17th century Etching Gift of Mrs. Louise Bradley 1974.260.29

The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Friday, September 13, 2019, from 5-7 pm.  There is no charge to attend the Opening.