A Land Enchanted: The Golden Age of Indiana Art, 1877-1902

Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

The Canal–Morning Effect (1894) by Richard Buckner GruelleIndianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

A cultural efflorescence took place in Indiana during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Popularly referred to as the state's Golden Age, this period is often remembered for the numerous contributions of Hoosier authors, including Theodore Dreiser, Meredith Nicholson, James Whitcomb Riley, Booth Tarkington, and Lew Wallace.

In Fontainebleau Woods (Fontainebleau Forest) (1873) by John Washington Love (American, 1850-1880)Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

Coincident with their literary achievements, Indiana's men and women made a mark equally indelible on the visual arts. Drawn from the IMA's rich permanent collection, this exhibition will broaden understanding of an important chapter in Indiana's history through the display of paintings and sketchbooks executed by William Merritt Chase (1849-1916), James F. Gookins (1840-1904), John Washington Love (1850- 80), the Hoosier Group, and others.

Dorothy (1902) by William Merritt Chase (American, 1849-1916)Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

Frog Fountain (modeled 1901) by Janet Scudder (American, 1869-1940)Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

Study of a Hat (1889) by Susan Merrill Ketcham (American, 1841-1930)Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

Long Island Landscape after a Shower of Rain (After the Shower) (1889) by William Merritt Chase (American, 1849-1916)Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

Landscape: Path to the Fields (n.d.) by William J. Forsyth (American, 1854-1935)Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

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