This note from Weekend Plus editor Melissa Davis, who’s on vacation, but can’t stop thinking about goings-on about town:
Only four days left to gape at “Beauty and Bounty: American Art in an Age of Exploration” at Seattle Art Museum. The majestic landscapes in paint and on film illustrate artists’ first contact with the vast wilderness of the continent. C’mon, you know you hear the opening strains of Dvorak’s “New World” Symphony when you look at Bierstadt’s landscapes. And that’s a swell feeling. Read the Seattle Times’ review of the exhibition here.
That’s Mount Rainier, painted by Sanford Robinson Gifford. Photo: Paul Macapia.