The Washington State History Museum
1911 Pacific Avenue, New Tacoma, Tacoma

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Experience a single horizon line created through twenty-eight landscapes in an intimate gallery setting. All works are from the Washington State Historical Society’s collection and date from 1870 to 1966. They are hung together in a way that aligns their dominant horizon lines. The cumulative result is the effect of a continual landscape around the perimeter of the gallery.

While the exhibition features paintings of differing sizes, media, and techniques, the works themselves portray the suggested influence of the physical grandeur and the capturing of the native landscape of the Pacific Northwest, alongside the larger idea of horizon and the opportunity that looking westward afforded many of the artists whose work is represented here. Works from the WSHS collection included in HORIZON demonstrate how various painters have grappled with the vast scale and subtle nuances of the Pacific Northwest landscape.

Upcoming Dates

  • Wed, Jun 19, 2019 All Day
  • Thu, Jun 20, 2019 All Day
  • Fri, Jun 21, 2019 All Day
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