American Highlights featured over 50 of the Nelson-Atkins’ finest American paintings ranging from colonial portrait, to Hudson River School, to Impressionism, Cubism and Regionalism. It provided a fresh look at the collection, arranged in new groupings of people, places and things, and themes relating to work, industry, leisure, faith, the environment and relationships.
Treasures by Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe and many other American painters were included.
Thomas Cole, American, born England (1801–1848). The Old Mill at Sunset, 1844. Oil on canvas, 26 1/8 x 36 in. Purchase: Nelson Trust through The Ever Glades Fund and exchange of a gift from the Howard P. Treadway and Tertia F. Treadway Collection, 2004.29.