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Georgia Museum of Art displays masterworks spanning 200 years

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Maid of the Hills (ca. 1900) by John George Brown is part of the "Picturing America" exhibition.

The exhibition Picturing America: Signature Works from the Westmoreland Museum of American Art is on display at the Georgia Museum of Art through Aug. 24. Organized by the Westmoreland Museum, the exhibition features 56 works spanning 200 years of American art and charts the country’s emergence as a cultural capital of the world.

“We are excited to host this exhibition of masterworks by seminal American artists,” said Laura Valeri, in-house curator of the exhibition and associate curator of European art. “It brings together beautiful works of American painting and sculpture from Colonial times to the mid-20th century with particular focus on portraiture, landscape and still-life.”

Seen through these three subject areas, the works by artists represented in this exhibition serve as a survey of American art.

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, is the largest repository of southwestern Pennsylvania art in the country. This exhibition comes to the Georgia Museum of Art while the Westmoreland undergoes renovations.