A survey of Durand’s work can be seen in the retrospective, “Kindred Spirits: Asher B. Durand and the American Landscape,” which opens February 2 at the San Diego Museum of Art (SDMA). Organized by the Brooklyn Museum, the show makes its last stop at SDMA—the only west coast venue, so start making your plans!
As a bonus, you’ll also get to see “Plein Air Past and Present,” a display of 20 paintings from the Southern California area, painted in the late 19th and early 20th century. Organized in collaboration with the Lux Art Institute, the display will run at SDMA concurrently with “Kindred Spirits.”
Inspiring art. Southern California in February. Say no more!
The Beeches (above; 1845; oil on canvas, 60 3/8 x 48 1/8) by Asher B. Durand. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Bequest of Maria DeWitt
Jesup, from the collection of her husband, Morris K. Jesup, 1914,
15.30.59, Photograph © 1992 The Metropolitan Museum of Art