Mindy Besaw: "Kindred Spirits" and Picturing the Americas
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Mindy Besaw, Curator at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, presents a close look at Asher B. Durand’s Kindred Spirits, a painting from Crystal Bridges’ permanent collection featured in Picturing the Americas: Landscape Painting from Tierra del Fuego to the. Besaw offers viewers clues to decoding details in the work in relationship to the artistic, and literary traditions of the United States at the time, and compares them to works by artists from other parts of the Western Hemisphere also featured in the exhibition.