There and Back Again: Selections from the Graham D. Williford Collection of American Art

Begin Date2005-11-20
End Date2006-08-20
CuratorsWilliam Rudolph, Kevin W. Tucker
Last Harvested At2022-10-29
LocationTower Gallery
OrganizerDallas Museum of Art
DescriptionThis exhibition presents a selection of works marking the dazzling, eclectic mixture of styles of American artists and designers studying, working, and exhibiting in Europe and America after the Civil War, as well as the search for a national identity through "American" styles and subjects back home. Drawn from the holdings of Fairfield, Texas, native Graham D. Williford, the works assembled represent one of the most distinctive private collections of 19th-century American paintings and silver. Both well-known and unfamiliar silverware by Tiffany & Co., Gorham, and George W. Schiebler & Co., and paintings by artists such as Thomas Wilbur Dewing and Elihu Vedder, will be included. The exhibition is organized by the Dallas Museum of Art and co-curated by William Rudolph, The Pauline Gill Sullivan Associate Curator of American Art, and Kevin W. Tucker, The Margot B. Perot Curator of Decorative Arts and Design.