A Shared Vision: The Macon and Joan Brock Collection of American Art

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Corey Piper
Chrysler Museum of Art, 2023 - Art - 176 pages
"Richly illustrated and thoroughly researched, A Shared Vision showcases one of the most significant collections of American art assembled in the twenty-first century. At the same time, it celebrates the generosity and vision of collectors Macon and Joan Brock, whose promised gift of the Macon and Joan Brock Collection of American Art to the Chrysler Museum of Art represents the most transformative addition to the institution's collection since Walter P. Chrysler Jr.'s foundational gift more than 50 years ago. The Brocks exercised great foresight in the construction of a collection for the public's benefit and the gift of the collection elevates the stature of the Chrysler's American art holdings and programs, transforming it into a national leader in the exhibition, study, and appreciation of American art. In addition to an introductory essay and interview with collector Joan Brock, catalogue entries by a distinguished group of scholars and curators offer new insights into more than 70 works of art by 54 different artists. The Brock Collection spans nearly one hundred years of American art, from just after the Civil War to the mid-twentieth century. Works by a wide range of artists from Winslow Homer, Childe Hassam, and John Singer Sargent to Marsden Hartley, Max Weber, and George Bellows chart a broad history of American art. Less well-known figures like Mary Fairchild MacMonnies, Helen Corson Hovenden, and Sally Michel bolster the rich depth of the collection and propose new contours to the shape of American art history. Together the works included in the volume and their scholarly commentaries contribute a fresh look at one of the most vital and dynamic periods of American art"--

About the author (2023)

Corey Piper is the Brock Curator of American Art at the Chrysler Museum of Art.

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