This traveling exhibit highlights North Carolina scenes and features 73 paintings by artists with ties to the Tar Heel State. The artwork spans two centuries and numerous styles, from realism and American Impressionism to postmodernism and folk art. Among the artists represented are George Charles Aid, Thomas Hart Benton, Minnie Evans and Mary Anne Keel Jenkins. Scent of the Pine is from the collection of Jonathan P. Alcott. The exhibit was originally organized by the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts and curated by K. Johnson Bowles at Longwood University in Farmville, Va.
Below is a sampling of just a few pieces from Jonathan Alcott's collection!
In Clouds on Grandfather Mountain, ca. 1917, by Constance Cochrane. Painting from the Jonathan P. Alcott Collection. Image credit: N.C. Museum of History
October in the Smokies by Rudolph Frank Ingerle. Painting from the Jonathan P. Alcott Collection. Image credit: N.C. Museum of History