Americans Abroad, 1860–1915

On View Now
August 17, 2018 to December 2, 2018
John Singer Sargent, (United States (b. Italy), 1856 - 1925) The Deck, Venice, circa 1907 Watercolor on paper, 13 1/4 inches Private collection, 11.1995.3

Featuring magnificent works by artists such as Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, and more, Americans Abroad, 1860–1915 examines watercolors, prints, and paintings by American artists who travelled to Europe for training and inspiration in the late 19th century. The focus installation in the William D. Hamill Gallery includes gems of the PMA collection as well as special loans that reveal travelling artists’ varied strategies for engaging cosmopolitan centers and rural enclaves across the Atlantic, as well as the importance of watercolors to their practices.


This exhibition is in loving memory of Peggy L. Osher, former PMA trustee and loyal friend to the museum.


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