Masterpieces of American Art


Celebrate the genius of American art during visits to the spectacular Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the venerated Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and more!

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 Gallery at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Credit: Arkansas Tourism Bureau  Gallery at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Credit: Arkansas Tourism Bureau  The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas. Credit: Tum Hursley  The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas  Childe Hassam (1859-1935), <i>The Sonata</i>, dated 1893, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph S. Atha. Credit: Nelson Atkins Museum of Art  John Gadsby Chapman (1808-1889), <i>A Lazy Fisherman</i>, 1844. Credit: Nelson Atkins Museum of Art  Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Credit: Beth Byers  Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, view of art trail from gallery bridge, with Lowell's Ocean by Mark di Suvero  Thomas Cole (1801-1848), <i>The Mill, Sunset</i>, 1844. Credit: Nelson Atkins Museum of Art  Fall in the Ozarks
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Jason LaFountain

Jason LaFountain

Apr 12 - 16, 2016

Jason LaFountain is Lecturer in the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He received his Ph.D. in History of Art and Architecture from Harvard University, where his studies focused on American art from the sixteenth century to the present and early modern European art. He has received numerous fellowships, grants, and awards, including a Wyeth Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art and a pre-doctoral fellowship at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Jason recently completed work on A Companion to American Art, a co-edited volume of thirty-five new essays about the study of American art in the early 21st century, published by Wiley-Blackwell in 2015. His writings and reviews have appeared in American Art, caa.reviews, Common-Place, and The New England Quarterly, and he has contributed to Greil Marcus and Werner Sollors' A New Literary History of America (2009), Andrea Feeser, Maureen Goggin, and Beth Tobin's The Materiality of Color (2012), and William Barcham and Ronit Milano's Happiness or Its Absence in Art (2013).