Exhibitions

Artist in Exile: The Visual Diary of Baroness Hyde De Neuville

November 1, 2019 – January 26, 2020
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Self-taught and ahead of her time, Anne Marguérite Joséphine Henriette Rouillé de Marigny, Baroness Hyde de Neuville (1771–1849) was the first woman artist in America to leave a substantial body of work. Granted exile by Napoleon, she first made her mark in New York City and later Washington, D.C., and her art celebrates the people and scenes of the early American republic, documenting the young country’s history, culture, and diverse population. Neuville’s status as a woman and an outsider made her an astute observer of people from varied backgrounds, and her work documents such significant figures as one of the first visitors to America from China and the earliest ethnographically correct images of Indigenous Americans. The first serious consideration of her life and art, this exhibition showcases more than 100 watercolors and drawings, including many that were recently discovered. A scholarly catalogue accompanies the exhibition and is available for purchase in the NYHistory Store. (Curated by Roberta J.M. Olson, curator of drawings)

The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation provided lead funding for Artist in Exile: The Visual Diary of Baroness Hyde de Neuville, with important support given by the Wyeth Foundation for American Art. Additional support provided by Furthermore, a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund; the Greater Hudson Heritage Network; Nicole, Nathan, and Brian Wagner; Helen Appel; Pam Schafler; David and Laura Grey; and Myron and Adeline Hofer.

 

 

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The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation provided lead funding for Artist in Exile: The Visual Diary of Baroness Hyde de Neuville, with important support given by the Wyeth Foundation for American Art. Additional support provided by Furthermore, a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund, the Greater Hudson Heritage Network, Nicole, Nathan, and Brian Wagner, Helen Appel, Pam Schafler, David and Laura Grey, and Myron and Adeline Hofer.

 

Creative: Tronvig Group