Edward Hicks (American, 1780–1849). The Peaceable Kingdom, circa 1833–34. Oil on canvas, 17 7/16 x 23 9/16 in. (44.3 x 59.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 40.340
Luce Center for American Art, 5th Floor
This major installation of more than three hundred fifty objects from our premier collection of American art integrates a vast array of fine and decorative arts (silver, furniture, ceramics, and textiles) ranging in date from the colonial period to the present. For the first time, major objects from these exceptional collections are joined by selections from our important holdings of Native American and Spanish colonial art.
The galleries are organized according by eight innovative themes, through which you can explore historical moments and crucial ideas in American visual culture over the course of nearly three hundred years. Featured within these sections are American masterworks for which these collections have long been known, by such artists and makers as John Singleton Copley, Thomas Cole, Albert Bierstadt, Herter Brothers, Union Porcelain Works, Thomas Eakins, John Singer Sargent, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Frank Lloyd Wright, Marsden Hartley, Georgia O'Keeffe, William Edmondson, David Smith, Richard Diebenkorn, and Robert Colescott.
From Colony to Nation
A Nation Divided: The Civil War Era
The Centennial Era, 1876–1900: Tradition and Innovation
Inventing American Landscape
Dynamite! The historical context and multi media art and artifacts really illuminate and stimulate.
I don't know what those other commenters are talking about. I love the layout and organization of this exhibition and I really appreciate that NONE of the walls are white. Who cares if it's not traditional? That's not what the Brooklyn Museum is about.
Enriching, enjoyable experience at your wonderful museum. Many thanks!
I think that the layout and overall design of the fifth floor is distracting and a little bit tacky. The colors of the galleries are confusing and overbearing. I also feel that most of the sculptures, furniture, and decorative arts don't fit in with or compliment the 2D work. This gallery should be updated.