A Wild Note of Longing: Albert Pinkham Ryder and a Century of American Art
2020 Exhibition Dates: July 3 – November 1
Wattles Family Gallery
The New Bedford Whaling Museum will open a landmark art exhibition titled A Wild Note of Longing: Albert Pinkham Ryder and a Century of American Art. The show will bring together major masterworks across the career of New Bedford native, Albert Pinkham Ryder (1847-1917), who achieved legendary status among artists during his lifetime. This is the first exhibition of Ryder’s work since Elizabeth Broun’s 1990 retrospective at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
A Wild Note of Longing will highlight Ryder’s most iconic paintings, including 11 exceptional examples from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, such as the Flying Dutchman, Jonah, and Pegasus Departing. An additional 15 Ryders have also been secured from other institutions and private collectors, including the National Gallery of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Phillips Collection, the Wadsworth Athenaeum, the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, and the Toledo Museum of Art.
Along with the exhibition, the Museum is releasing the first major publication in three decades on Ryder. The book, published by Rizzoli and distributed by Random House, will explore Ryder’s influence and inspiration to contemporary American Artists. The deadline for supporters to be acknowledged in the publication is January 30, 2020.