10/23/15 - Ongoing

Kevin M. Murphy, Eugenie Prendergast Senior Curator of American Art

Kathryn Price, Curator of Collections

Bracketed by the earliest war for the control of North America and World War I, The Anxiety of Influence highlights seldom seen treasures from WCMA’s collection and illuminates the political, economic, and cultural tensions of the times. Works from Britain, France, Holland, Italy, and Spain are juxtaposed with those created in the Americas. Complex relationships—harmonious and contentious—mark the artistic exchange between Europe and America.

Selected works