Exhibitions on View: ‘Seeing Nature’

This fall, the UW Press is proud to co-publish a number of catalogs in conjunction with key exhibitions currently on view at museums throughout the Pacific Northwest and country.

We hope you will be able to see this powerful exhibition in person and that the armchair art lovers among you will find much to appreciate in the accompanying book:

Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection
Brian J. Ferriso, Kimerly Rorschach, Dawson W. Carr, Mary Weaver Chapin, Chiyo Ishikawa, Patricia A. Junker, Catharina Manchanda, Mary Ann Prior, and Sue Taylor

This catalog has been published in conjunction with the namesake exhibition, co-organized by Portland Art Museum, Seattle Art Museum, and the Paul G. Allen Family Collection. The book explores the exhibition to chronicle the evolution of landscape painting through the ages and features thirty-nine paintings, each accompanied by detailed essays that comprise a full discussion of the formal intellectual development of the landscape form.

Jamie Hale of the Oregonian calls the exhibition “a rare and incredible showcase,” Alison Levasseur covers the exhibit at Architectural Digest, and Bob Hicks of Oregon ArtsWatch writes that this “blockbuster delivers the goods. The 39 paintings…make for a ravishing stroll through the art history at a high level. The selection is smart and concise, following the concept of nature through several centuries and styles and setting it provocatively on its head.” Use and follow the #SeeingNature hashtag on social media.

Exhibition Tour

Portland Art Museum, OR / October 10, 2015 – January 10, 2016

The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC / February 6 – May 8, 2016

Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN / July 10 – September 18, 2016

New Orleans Museum of Art, LA / October 14, 2016 – January 15, 2017

Seattle Art Museum, WA / February 16 – May 21, 2017

Vulcan Inc., a Paul G. Allen company, sponsored this Biscuit Factory produced behind-the-scenes video detailing the installation and featuring interviews with Paul G. Allen, Brian J. Ferriso (The Marilyn H. and R. Robert B. Pamplin Jr. Director, Portland Art Museum), Kimerly Rorschach (Illsley Ball Nordstrom Director and CEO, Seattle Museum of Art), Dawson W. Carr (The Janet and Richard Geary Curator of European Art, Portland Art Museum), Mary Weaver Chapin (Curator of Prints and Drawings, Portland Art Museum), Chiyo Ishikawa (Susan Brotman Deputy Director for Art and Curator of European Painting and Sculpture, Seattle Art Museum), Mary Ann Prior (Director, Art Collections, Vulcan Inc.), and others:

Click through for a sampling of the collection.