The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) has announced a partnership with Fenimore Art Museum and three additional museums in the Northeast to share works from its Art of the Americas collection through the new Terra-Art Bridges program, made possible by a grant of nearly $2 million awarded by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Curators from the MFA will collaborate with colleagues from these museums to co-organize a series of traveling exhibitions over the next six years, drawing on the combined breadth and depth of the museums’ holdings and encouraging engagement with American art within different communities. The project will launch in 2018, with Fenimore being the first museum to exhibit artwork derived from the collaboration.
In the first phase of the project, the MFA will loan a painting to each of the four partner institutions. The monumental scene of the Expulsion from the Garden of Eden (1828) by Thomas Cole (1801–1848) will be the centerpiece of an exhibition at Fenimore, on view from May 25, 2018 through September 30, 2018, that will bring together sixteen original works from Cole’s early career and include members of his circle, Asher B. Durand and Thomas Doughty.
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Painting: Expulsion from the Garden of Eden by Thomas Cole.