Major Exhibition of Munger Paintings
In 2003 and 2004 the Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota Duluth, presented a
major traveling exhibition of works by the American landscape painter
Gilbert Munger [1837-1903]. This show included many paintings, plus prints
and etchings, that were displayed for the first time.
The venues were:
Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN. 26 July through 12 October 2003.
The North Point Gallery,
San Francisco, CA. 14 January through 6 March 2004.
The Utah Museum of Fine Arts,
Salt Lake City, UT. 1 May through 8 August 2004.
The Lyman Allyn
Art Museum, New London, CT. 24 September through 5 December
A highlight of the exhibition is Munger's first "great picture," an 84 x
68 inch painting from 1868 that has been hanging on the wall of the
original purchaser since 1871.
depicting the eponymous falls near St. Paul, Minnesota, was taken
down from its place in Ralston Hall at Notre Dame de Namur University in
Belmont, California, for the first time for the exhibition. A newspaper article described the
removal and cleaning.
Resource Library Magazine previews the Tweed exhibition in the April 2003
issue as does the Duluth News Tribune in this July 25th article.
Jane Zeta Grover provides a thoughtful
(most of which I
don't agree with). The Park Record of Park City, Utah, also
on the exhibition at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts.
© Michael D. Schroeder 10 December 2012