November 18, 2011 – May 19, 2012
Conway A. Ashton and Carl E. Jackman Gallery (lower level)The Weir Family, 1820-1920: Expanding the Traditions of American Art, organized by the Brigham Young University Museum of Art, will be the first major exhibition to collectively examine paintings by Robert Walter Weir (1803-1889), John Ferguson Weir (1841-1926), and Julian Alden Weir (1851-1919). It will showcase important pieces from museum and private collections across the country, many of which have never been seen together. The exhibition will explore how the transatlantic encounters of the Weir family of artists helped to shape American art for nearly a century.
This exhibition is made possible by the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts and foundation sponsor, the Henry Luce Foundation. Additional assistance has been provided by Jack and Mary Lois Wheatley and the Milton A. and Gloria G. Barlow Foundation.