A WIld Note of Longing: Albert Pinkham Ryder and a Century of American Art

The New Bedford Whaling Museum’s landmark exhibition “A Wild Note of Longing” brings together major masterworks across the career of New Bedford native, Albert Pinkham Ryder (1847-1917), who achieved legendary status among artists during his lifetime. The exhibition highlights Ryder’s most iconic paintings, including exceptional examples from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Metropolitan Mseum of Art, and others. Also included are paintings by well-known artists such as Jackson Pollock, Arthur Dove, Marsden Hartley, and Wolf Kahn who were inspired by Ryder. Ryder’s continuing influence on contemporary artists is revealed through contributions by numerous artists who acknowldege Ryder as a key inspiration or spritual mentor. This is the first exhibition of Ryder’s work since Elizabeth Broun’s 1990 retrospective at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

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