Described as “riveting,” “moving,” and “not to be missed” by critics, the first major exhibition in more than 25 years of works by George Caleb Bingham—best known for his compelling depictions of frontier life along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers—will close at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 20. Featuring 16 of his iconic river paintings, brought together for the first time, the presentation also includes more than 40 of his masterful preparatory drawings depicting fur traders and boatmen at work and play on the inland rivers. A highlight of the exhibition is the Metropolitan Museum’s own Fur Traders Descending the Missouri.
Autumn is coming. Don’t miss this last chance to enjoy the summer of American art at the Met.
See the exhibition page for more information, including sponsorship credits.