The Cornish Art Colony: Giants of America’s Gilded Age

Date:Sun. January 16, 2011 - Sun. April 17, 2011
Time:Museum Hours
Cost:Entrance fees apply
Location:Tyler Museum of Art
1300 S. Mahon Ave

Indulge your senses in the natural beauty depicted by "The Cornish Art Colony: Giants of the Gilded Age," an exhibition of paintings, sculpture, etchings and watercolors by some of America’s most influential creative talents. Inspired by the bucolic paradise of 19th-century New England, the artists of the Cornish Colony are credited with not only shaping the American aesthetic, but also popularizing fine arts with the nation’s emerging middle class. Even today, many consider their artistic standard to represent the “Gilded Age” of American art and culture.

Established by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, the Cornish Colony included artists such as Maxfield Parrish, Frederic Remington, and Henry and Edith Prellwitz. After acquiring land and a decrepit former tavern in Cornish, New Hampshire, Gaudens began inviting other artists to join him. The group grew, and is known today for its forward artistic vision and also the camaraderie that existed between its members. Some of America’s most esteemed artists, whose works can be found in every major American museum and art collection, hail from the Cornish Art Colony.

1300 S. Mahon
Tyler, TX 75701
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