George Caleb Bingham: Paintings and Drawings by "The Missouri Artist"
Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Oct. 2 2011
The Nelson-Atkins exhibition will feature nearly 30 preparatory drawings held at the Museum on behalf of the Trust for the People of Missouri. They reveal intriguing insights into Bingham's process for developing his compositions from concept to canvas. Many of the precisely rendered ink and pencil sketches relate directly to genre paintings of river life and the frontier democratic process that rank among the artist's most beloved scenes.