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Still-Life Painting in America

May 28, 2016 - November 27, 2016

Gallery 2

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Drawn from the museum's permanent collection and select private loans, this exhibition examines the genre of still life over the course of three centuries. Ranging from Thomas Wightman's paintings of the 1840s to William Merrit Chase's beautiful Still Life with Fish to Jill Hooper's contemporary works, the exhibition draws compelling comparisons among works from different time periods.

<i>Still Life with Fish</i>, 1903, by William Merritt Chase (American, 1849-1916); oil on canvas; 25 5/8 x 30 1/4 inches; Gift of Anna Heyward Taylor; 1947.011.0001

Still Life with Fish, 1903, by William Merritt Chase (American, 1849-1916); oil on canvas; 25 5/8 x 30 1/4 inches; Gift of Anna Heyward Taylor; 1947.011.0001

<i>Two Pears and a Knife</i>, 1946, by William Halsey (American, 1915-1999); oil on board; 17 3/8 x 18 1/8 inches; Gift of Mr. Robert B. Cuthbert in honor of Nancy Gray; 1991.001.0001

Two Pears and a Knife, 1946, by William Halsey (American, 1915-1999); oil on board; 17 3/8 x 18 1/8 inches; Gift of Mr. Robert B. Cuthbert in honor of Nancy Gray; 1991.001.0001

<i>Remains of a Meal</i>, 2000, by Jill Hooper (American, b. 1970); oil on linen; 7 x 17 inches; Museum purchase with funds provided by a gift of the Charleston Fine Art Dealers Association; 2000.026

Remains of a Meal, 2000, by Jill Hooper (American, b. 1970); oil on linen; 7 x 17 inches; Museum purchase with funds provided by a gift of the Charleston Fine Art Dealers Association; 2000.026