Art Among Friends
9 by 10 in.
Award of Excellence, North Carolina Museums Council, 2014.
Designed and produced for the
Blowing Rock Art & History Museum
by Nathan W. Moehlmann, Goosepen Studio & Press
Published in conjunction with the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum’s exhibition Art Among Friends: Four Collections of American Art (May 4 – November 2, 2013), this catalogue features photographs and thoughtful interpretation of eighty-one paintings and one bronze sculpture comprised entirely from four private collections in the North Carolina High Country. Spanning one of the most dynamic periods of American art history, the works were created between roughly 1880 and 1940 and portray the evolution of American Impressionism to Urban Realism.
Art Among Friends demonstrates the influence of friendship not only between the four collectors, but also the artists themselves. The depth and breadth of each collector’s holdings made it possible for guest curator Jonathan Stuhlman, of the Mint Museum, in Charlotte, North Carolina, to trace the rise and fall of significant artistic movements and demonstrate the remarkable talents of some of this country’s most important artists.