Understanding the significance and development of American art, as well as the not-so-subtle differences of early impressionism and realism, are just a few insights to be savored at the soon-to-be unveiled main attraction at the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum.
“Art Among Friends: Four Collections of American Art” is a seasonal exhibit that will open to the general public Saturday, May 4, with a special preview party at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 3.
Exhibits manager Allyson Teague said the exhibit would feature 81 paintings and one bronze sculpture from four separate regional collections that depict the ideas and inspiration of American works created between 1880 and 1940.
The exhibit is spanned over five galleries. “That’s the museum’s entire first floor,” Teague said.
Museum executive director Joann Mitchell explained that the exhibit consists of