January 17-August 25, 2001
This exhibition of works from the permanent collection was selected for their pastoral emphasis in their depiction of the Utah landscape. The works span the period from about 1870 to the late 1900s. The tradition of creating images of how artists felt the countryside should appear, originated as a popular art form in Europe and America in the 17th Century. In the 19th-century, the pastoral movement intrigued Western artists who converted their frontier landscapes into more refined and serene images. A few of the artists highlighted in Pastoral Utah include Willis Adams, Samuel Jepperson, and Ella Peacock.