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13 Paintings from Haggin Museum Collection Serve as Inspiration for AWA Artists

AWA’s exhibition at the Haggin Museum, August 2 – September 16, 2018, is one of our more unusual shows. The museum has recently undergone an extensive renovation and rehung their permanent collection. They have asked our artists to create works inspired by one of 13 paintings in their collection of 18th and 19th Century American and European art.


Artists can take their inspiration from the painting, the artists larger body of work, the artists or elements within the painting.  They can rift on gender, composition, color… the possibilities are endless!

Here’s what one artist said about creating a piece for the Haggin show: “I didn’t have any flashes of inspiration right away… I am thinking about Rosa Bonheur. I saw the most amazing painting of hers in the Musee d’Orsay Museum in Paris, Plowing in Nevers. And then there’s The Horse Fair...!! What she could do with animals and light! Maybe her talent showed up all the male painters, so they had to start modernism… doing a piece that honors a woman painter who should be a household name, but isn’t, and who portrayed the powerful spirit of animals, a subject close to me, could get me inspired.”

Associate and Associates with Distinction members will be able to apply to the show January 30 – April 1, 2018. Click HERE to view the Show Prospectus