An American Salon: 19th-century Paintings from the Wichita Art Museum’s Permanent Collection
September 19, 2019 - September 19, 2021
The term salon style derives from the exhibition of the French Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture, which began in 1667 in Paris.
In order to display work by all the Academy’s students, the paintings were hung as close as possible from floor to ceiling. In the nineteenth century, this salon-style hanging became increasingly popular across Europe and in the United States. The gallery has been transformed into an American salon featuring remarkable 19th-century paintings from the museum’s permanent collection.
Image: Titian Ramsay Peale, Ruffled Grouse in a Landscape, 1873. Oil on canvas, 16 x 22 inches. Wichita Art Museum, Museum purchase, Wichita Art Museum Members Foundation