Warner Foundation Art Collection on View in Tuscaloosa, Alabama;
American Odyssey Exhibition Travels Country, Making Stop in Hometown
An outstanding collection of American art, amassed by Jonathan “Jack” Warner, chairman of the Warner Foundation, is currently on view at Whispering Cliffs estate in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the former residence of collector and Foundation president, Jack Warner. The exhibit, “An American Odyssey: The Warner Collection of American Art,” includes works by Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902), Mary Cassatt (1844-1926), Frederic E. Church (1826-1900), Thomas Cole (1801-1848), Winslow Homer (1836-1910), and James Peale (1749-1831).
The Warner Foundation collection is one of the premiere collections of American art in the world and is fascinating in its reflection of one man’s interests and impressions of American art from the founding of the country to the present day. The Foundation’s collection is tied to its mission and reflects Mr. Warner’s belief in learning American history through art, and celebrates his passion for America. Historical and genre paintings, portraiture, impressionism and numerous Hudson River School paintings are part of the collection. All of the art was purchased by Jack Warner, now 95, started collecting art in the 1950s with a first acquisition of prints by John James Audubon (1785-1851).
An American Odyssey has traveled to the Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia where and the New Britain Museum of American Art in Connecticut. A selection of artworks from the collection are currently on view at the New Britain Museum of American Art, www.nbmaa.org, and include works by American Impressionists John Twachtman (1853-1902) and Childe Hassam (1859-1935), as well as 19th still life painter, Severin Roesen (1815-1872). Two exhibitions of the Foundation collection are scheduled to travel to museums in New York and Pittsburgh in 2013 and 2014.
The public is invited to view the collection by appointment. Please contact Dana McCleland, Warner Foundation assistant, at (205) 343-4299, or email email@example.com to schedule a visit.