Becoming America

Oct. 22, 2016
Scott Galleries

Highlights from the Jonathan and Karin Fielding Collection

A 8,600 square-foot addition to the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art, the Jonathan and Karin Fielding Wing, includes 5,000 square feet of gallery space featuring an exhibition of more than 200 works from the Fieldings' esteemed collection of 18th- and early 19th-century American paintings, furniture, and related decorative art—some of which are promised gifts to The Huntington. The exhibition offers important insights into the world of American art practice and culture of the time, with highlights ranging from a rare double portrait on panel made about 1834 to an extraordinary high chest of drawers made about 1774, to a rare pair of needlework pockets from about 1775, used by a woman to carry sewing implements. The Huntington is home to one of the largest displays of historic American art in the Western United States.

Conversations with Jonathan and Karin Fielding

 
Video: Fielding Highlights
 
Video: Portrait of the Caverly Family
 
Video: Portrait of Albert G. Gilman
 
Video: Tall Case Clock
 
Video: 1776 Pocketbook
 
Video: Sheldon Peck Portrait

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