November 11, 2022 – May 20, 2024

Across the Pond: American & British Art from the Julian Wood Glass Jr. Collection presents Regency-era portraits, landscapes, and furniture acquired by Museum benefactor Julian Wood Glass Jr. (1910–1992). American and British artists of the 1700s and early 1800s participated in a lively exchange of ideas that informed art on both sides of the Atlantic. Julian Wood Glass Jr. was an avid collector of paintings and furniture of this era and this exhibition presents some of the finest objects in his collection, including a sofa once owned by England’s Queen Charlotte, paintings by acclaimed artists—such as Sir Thomas Lawrence (English, 1769–1830), Rembrandt Peale (American, 1778–1860), George Romney (English, 1734–1802), and Gilbert Stuart (American, 1755–1828)—and a Lady’s Tambour Writing Desk made in Boston, Massachusetts, between 1793 and 1798 and attributed to John Seymour (American, born England, 1738–1818) and Thomas Seymour (American, born England, 1771–1848).

Presented thanks the generous donors in the MSV Compass Society, Across the Pond is on view in the Founders Gallery through May 20, 2024.