Watercolor: An American Medium

A new exhibition at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Va. will invite viewers to consider the brilliance of watercolors, a medium uniquely embraced by American artists from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century. Curated from the Chrysler’s collection and Hampton Roads private collectors, Watercolor: An American Medium explores how watercolors were elevated from a humble paint used in sketches and studies to the main event. The exhibition is on view Feb. 21 to June 23, 2019.

Since works on paper are especially vulnerable to light exposure, this will offer a rare opportunity to see many of these paintings. The exhibition includes works by such well-known artists as John Singer Sargent, Thomas Moran, William Trost Richards, John Marin, Andrew Wyeth and Charles DeMuth.

Watercolor: An American Medium