Galleries 2 and 3BUY TICKETS
Assembled with a discerning eye for quality, the private collection of Ann and Lee Higdon includes superb examples of Hudson River School paintings, the first native school of painting in the United States. The majority of the works depict serene scenes of New York state and the northeast region, though several works, such as Albert Bierstadt's Cathedral Rocks, A View of Yosemite, ca. 1872, go farther afield. Together, these paintings celebrate the picturesque beauty of our nation and reflect the collective desire of the Hudson River painters to develop a uniquely American visual language, independent of European schools of painting.
Throughout the thirty years that I’ve been collecting, I have tried to accumulate the best in category, the rarest, and the objects that represented the true American work ethic. It’s…READ MORE
For the past several years, we’ve checked in with staff to ask about their goals for the coming year. It’s always fun to hear the sincere and the tongue-in-cheek responses…READ MORE
Name: Chaz Butler Title: Special Events Assistant How long have you been at the Gibbes? I started at the Gibbes in July of 2016. Describe your role here at the…READ MORE
Name: Becca Hiester Title: Associate Curator of Education How long have you been at the Gibbes? I’ve been working here for 3 years, but I volunteered for 5 years before…READ MORE