When you think of the term, “landscape,” likely the first thing that comes to mind is a colorful painting of a pastoral farm or wind-blown forest. But landscape paintings also offer a unique and complex snapshot of culture, religion, politics and history.
Points of View: Landscapes from The Collections of Hobart and William Smith Colleges features various works from The Collections, including artworks from the eighteenth to the twenty-first centuries and from Eastern and Western traditions as well as several different media, including drawing, painting, photography and printmaking.
An opening reception will be held Friday, April 15, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Davis Gallery at Houghton House. Scott Holton ’11 and Dan Waldhorn ’11 will provide music.
Currated by Kathryn Vaughn, the visual arts curator for the department of art and architecture, and seven student interns, Points of View explores the history of the landscape, incorporating environmental studies, social history and Asian studies alongside art and architecture.
The exhibit will showcase pieces from The Collections as well as Tapescape and We, Landscape, two mini-exhibitions created by HWS students, and will remain in the Davis Gallery through April 22. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday, 1 – 5 p.m.