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American Scenery: Different Views in the Hudson River School Painting
July 12-October 18, 2015

(Pictured: Hermann Ottomar Herzog, "Man Hunting," oil)

"American Scenery: Different Views in the Hudson River School Painting" features 116 paintings from the Hudson River School, a loose collective of artists working in upstate New York from 1825-1875. These artists' works comprised America's first native style and made them among the first American art celebrities. The works include pieces by Thomas Cole, Jasper Francis Cropsey, Sanford Robinson Gifford, Asher B. Durand, Frederic Edwin Church, John Frederick Kensett and John William Casilear. This exhibition is assembled from a single collection, first exhibited at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Pennsylvania.


Virginia Made
October 31, 2015-January 17, 2016

(Pictured: Riana Bovill, “Dreaded Self-Portrait #2” (2015), fabric and embroidery thread, 10.25 x 26.5 inches.)

"Virginia Made" explores Virginian artists' and artisans' contemporary takes on tradtional crafts, manipulating materials like wood, metal, glass and fabric in new and exciting ways. The exhibit features works from 15 artists, and will include furniture, fiber art, glass, metal and more. These artists, and many others, will also be represented in PFAC's annual holiday pop-up shop, Artful Giving, which will be open for the duration of the show.

Crystal Night 77: Glass artist Ali Rogan's site-specific installation, "Crystal Night 77," recognizes the memory of Kristallnacht (the Night of the Broken Glass), when Nazis encouraged Germans and Austrians to destroy Jewish synagogues and businesses on Nov. 9 and 10, 1938.

(Right) Winslow Homer, The Sharpshooter on Picket Duty

Picturing the Civil War: Engravings by Winslow Homer and other Artists


For Loan! - Peninsula Fine Arts Center acquired thirty original wood engravings (20 single sheet and 10 double-sheet images), which include 11 of Homer’s works, as well as others by Thomas Nast, Alexander Simplot and additional artists—some unidentified—of the period. Using archival materials, we have beautifully matted, framed, and labeled each engraving, so we may lend them to anyone interested in hosting a piece of the Civil War in their classroom, business, or any other facility.  Click here for more info.

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