Avery Art Properties at de Young Museum

Arthur Wesley Dow, The Enchanted Mesa, 1913, oil on canvas, 32 3/4 x 54 in., Art Properties, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University in the City of New York, Transferred from the Women’s Faculty Club (C00.1371).

Among the great American landscape paintings in the Columbia University art collection, stewarded by Art Properties, is The Enchanted Mesa by Arthur Wesley Dow. Painted in 1913, this painting depicts a Western mesa illuminated by the setting sun while the full moon rises above it. This painting was originally exhibited at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915, and has been loaned to the de Young Museum in San Francisco as part of their centenary exhibition of this groundbreaking exposition. Entitled “Jewel City: Art from San Francisco’s Panama-Pacific International Exposition,” this exhibition brings together more than 200 works of art by American and European artists that were displayed there a century ago. The exhibition runs from October 17, 2015 to January 10, 2016.



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