Pastures Green: The British Passion for Landscape

December 23, 2014 - April 5, 2015

Drawn from the remarkable collections of the National Museum Wales, the exhibition includes approximately 65 works by renowned artists such as Claude Lorrain, Salvador Rosa, Thomas Gainsborough, Joseph Wright of Derby, JMW Turner, John Constable, Claude Monet, Alfred Sisley, Augustus John, Graham Sutherland, John Piper, and Richard Long. Audiences will be afforded a rare opportunity to follow the rise of landscape painting in Britain as the exhibition tells a story that runs from the Industrial Revolution through the eras of Romanticism, Impressionism, and Modernism, to the Postmodern and Post-Industrial imagery of today.  The exhibition also will offer new insights into the cultural history of Britain and the history of art generally.


This exhibition is organized by the American Federation of Arts and Amgueddfa Cymru–National Museum Wales. 

The exhibition tour and catalogue are generously supported by the JFM Foundation, Mrs. Donald M. Cox, and the Marc Fitch Fund. In-kind support is provided by Barbara and Richard S. Lane and Christie’s.
Local presentation of this exhibition is made possible with support from The Michael M. Rea Endowment for Special Exhibitions and The Gioconda and Joseph King Endowment for Exhibitions.