A Wild Note of Longing: Albert Pinkham Ryder and a Century of American Art

  • September 06, 2021 23:39

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Albert Pinkham Ryder, Pegasus Departing, by 1901. Oil on canvas mounted on fiberboard, 14 1/4 x 17 1/4 inches. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of John Gellatly.
Jackson Pollock, T.P.’s Boat in Menemsha Pond, ca. 1934. Oil on tin, 4 5/8 x 6 3/8 inches. The New Britain Museum of Art. © 2021 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Albert Pinkham Ryder, Jonah, ca. 1885–95. Oil on canvas mounted on fiberboard, 27 1/4 x 34 3/8 inches. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of John Gellatly.
Cover of "A Wild Note of Longing: Albert Pinkham Ryder and a Century of American Art" by Christina Connett Brophy, Elizabeth Broun, William C. Agee
Albert Pinkham Ryder, Flying Dutchman, completed by 1887. Oil on canvas mounted on fiberboard, 14 1/4 x 17 1/4 inches. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of John Gellatly.

"...the only American master who interests me is Ryder." -Jackson Pollock

The landmark New Bedford Whaling Museum exhibition A Wild Note of Longing: Albert Pinkham Ryder and a Century of American Art brings together major masterworks across the career of New Bedford, Massachusetts native Albert Pinkham Ryder (1847-1917). Ryder achieved legendary status among artists during his lifetime and his work continues to influence contemporary American artists. This is the first exhibition of Ryder’s work since co-curator Elizabeth Broun’s 1990 retrospective at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

This once-in-a-generation exhibition closes October 31, 2021. (For those unable to travel, see the exhibition with a catalogue purchase, exhibition images and labels, a 3D tour or an overview on YouTube.)

Ryder was a prophetic visionary, seeing and representing the world in a way that diverged from everyone else. To many, he is considered the father of American modernism, and perhaps, the most influential American artist in America. Jackson Pollock famously proclaimed in 1944 that “the only American master who interests me is Ryder.”

A Wild Note of Longing brings together Ryder’s most iconic paintings, including exceptional examples from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, such as Flying DutchmanJonah, and Pegasus Departing. Also included are Ryder paintings from the Brooklyn Museum, the Phillips Collection, the Wadsworth Atheneum, the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, the Toledo Museum of Art, and private collections.

A dozen paintings by well-known modernists such as Arthur Dove, Marsden Hartley, Jackson Pollock, and Wolf Kahn, who were inspired by Ryder’s experimental approach and abandonment of tradition, are featured. Ryder’s ongoing influence is revealed through works by present-day artists including Bill Jensen, Pousette-Dart (both Nathaniel and Richard), Lois Dodd, Peter Shear, Katherine Bradford, and Emily Auchincloss. 

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