Collecting Moonlight: The Night Paintings of Lockwood De Forest at Museum of Monterey
- When: Thursday, October 11, 2012, 10 a.m.
- Where: Museum of Monterey, Monterey
- Cost: Free - $10
- Age limit: All ages
- Categories: Art (ongoing)
During his artistic career, Lockwood de Forest set out on horse or foot by dim moonlight over 400 times in search of extraordinary nocturnal combinations of land, sea and sky for his paintings. Although a National Academy painter with public showcases at prestigious venues such as the Carnegie Institute, the Paris Universal Exhibition and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, de Forest chose to travel the world rather than market his paintings just as his career was peaking. A champion of the soft, penetrating expression of moonlight, forty of the artist's night paintings, completed between 1874 and 1924, come to Museum of Monterey for their second showcase to date. With several paintings of the Monterey Peninsula blanketed in romantic nocturnal light, Collecting Moonlight is an enchanting exhibit that illustrates the discipline and finesse of De Forest’s best work. The exhibit runs through October 14, and a reception will be held on September 14 from 6-8pm in conjunction with Art in the Adobes. [HG]
10am-5pm Tue-Sat; 12-5pm Sun; closed Mon; 6-8pm Sept. 14 reception. Museum of Monterey, 5 Custom House Plaza, Monterey. $10/non-members; $5/students, seniors and military. 372-2608, www.museumofmonterey.org.