Art of Ernest Blumenschein

  • Location
  • Dayton Art Institute
    • 456 Belmonte Park N.
    • Dayton Art Institute
    • Dayton, OH
Overview

Raised in Dayton, Ernest Blumenschein (1874-1960) was a highly successful artist and co-founder of the influential Taos School of Art. Joining the DAI's painting Canyon, Red and Black (1934) will be a handful of works by the artist, including a special loan of Eagle Wing Fan (1920s) from the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Art of Ernest Blumenschein features 15 works from throughout the artist’s career, including paintings, drawings, studies, and illustrations. This focus exhibition highlights the career of one of Dayton’s most successful artists.

Blumenschein was one of the most successful artists working in the first half of the twentieth century. He co-founded the influential Taos, New Mexico, artists’ colony in 1898 and was a founding member of both the conservative Taos Society of Artists and the more modernist New Mexico Painters. He helped raise the profile for Western American art by carefully balancing traditional artistic expression with progressive ideas found in much modern art of the time.

The exhibition is organized by the Dayton Art Institute and the DAI is its only venue.

Art of Ernest Blumenschein
Dates: November 16, 2019- February 23, 2020

  • Location: 456 Belmonte Park N., Dayton Art Institute, OH
  • Phone: (937) 223-4278
  • Price: Free to members; included in museum general admission for non-members (includes admission to all current focus and special exhibitions)
Art of Ernest Blumenschein
  • January 3, 2020 to February 24, 2020
  • Dayton Art Institute
  • Free to members; included in museum general admission for non-members (includes admission to all current focus and special exhibitions)