American Art Collaborative (AAC)

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American Art Collaborative (AAC)

Mission: The American Art Collaborative (AAC) is a consortium of 14 museums in the U.S. committed to establishing a critical mass of Linked Open Data (LOD) on the subject of American Art.

About:  AAC believes that Linked Open Data offers rich potential to increase the understanding and appreciation of art by simplifying and increasing access across art and cultural holdings, as a research tool for scholars and curators that transcends what is possible with relational data, and as a public interface for students, teachers and museum visitors. The project seeks to develop and identify implications for a federated model, whereby museums will maintain and host their own data, providing access through unique SPARQL endpoints.

Partners:  Amon Carter Museum of American ArtArchives of American Art, Smithsonian InstitutionAutry National CenterColby College Museum of ArtCrystal Bridges Museum of American ArtDallas Museum of Art (DMA)Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA)Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and ArtNational Portrait Gallery, National Museum of Wildlife ArtPrinceton University Art MuseumSmithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM)Walters Art Gallery and Yale Center for British Art.

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André Lhote (French, 1885–1962), Simone Rêvant, 1948.

André Lhote (French, 1885–1962), Simone Rêvant, 1948. Oil on canvas, 13 x 16 in. (33 x 40.6 cm). Waterhouse & Dodd, New York & London.

In his muscular brand of Salon-style Cubism, André Lhote captured the trappings of Parisian modern life—nudes, athletes, café society, and bustling street scenes—in stately geometric compositions.

Originally working in a Gauguin-influenced Fauvist style, Lhote embraced Cubism in 1911. He worked and exhibited alongside Robert Delaunay, Albert Gleizes, Fernand Léger, Jean Metzinger, and Francis Picabia as a member of the Section d’Or, an artistic movement that advanced a more decorative and accessible alternative to the cerebral Cubism pioneered by Picasso and Braque.

Source: Artnet News, ‘Market Snapshot: André Lhote,’ 2 October 2014

Jack Butler Yeats (Irish, 1871-1957), Above the Fair, 1946.

Jack Butler Yeats (Irish, 1871-1957), Above the Fair, 1946. Oil on canvas, 91 x 122 cm. National Gallery of Ireland, Presented, Reverend Senan, on behalf of a group of private citizens (1947),
NGI.1147. © Estate of Jack B Yeats. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2013
© Estate of Jack B Yeats. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2013.

Adolph Gottlieb (American, 1903–1974), Masquerade, 1945

Adolph Gottlieb (American, 1903–1974), Masquerade, 1945. Oil and tempera on cnvas, 36 x 24 inches. The High Museum of Art Atlanta; Purchase with High Museum of Art Enhancement Fund and 20th Century Art Acquisition Fund; Accession no. 2000.201. © Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.

Masquerade is a classic example of Adolph Gottlieb’s pictographic style, imbued with a feeling of foreboding that is accentuated by its dark tonality. Mysterious faces emerge from the depth of the painting as if recalled from a dream. Ostensibly a display of tribal masks, Gottlieb reinforced this reading with earthy hues and textures. At the same time, the title he chose for the work directs attention to the use of masks throughout history and across cultures to act out ancient myths and rituals. The artist kept this painting with him throughout his life, and upon his death it became part of the foundation that bears his name, The Gottlieb Foundation, which awards grants to support the work of living artists.

Source: The High Museum of Art – Permenant Collection – Collection Highlights

Additional Resources:

Turner exhibition at Petworth | Art History News by Bendor Grosvenor (posted 9 Dec. 2014)

National Trust Petworth House & Park: Mr. Turner – an exhibition (10 January – 11 March 2015)

Joseph Mallord William Turner ‘The Artist and his Admirers’, 1827

(Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851), The Artist and his Admirers1827. Watercolour and bodycolour on paper, 138 x 190 mm. Tate, accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856, D22764, Turner Bequest CCXLIV 102.)

Turner – an exhibition will include over 30 works of art either by or of JMW Turner:

Exhibition highlights

  • Major Turner loans in oil and watercolour Rarely seen portraits of Turner
  • A newly discovered painting by Alexander McInnes, last exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1852
  • Turner’s personal possessions, some of which have never been on public display before
  • Props and items of costume from the film, Mr. Turner

Also on view:

  • The House of Art – 20 Turner paintings that reside permanently at Petworth House, alongside countless masterpieces by other artists in five historic show rooms.
  • A short film featuring rare behind-the-scenes footage about the making of Mr. Turner at Petworth House.
  • The Artists’ Studio – This extraordinary space, used by Turner and other artist guests in the nineteenth century, hosts an exhibition of artwork by the award-winning Mr. Turner actor, Timothy Spall.


Turner exhibition at Petworth | Art History News by Bendor Grosvenor (posted 9 Dec. 2014)

John Marin, Weehawken Sequence (No. 4), ca. 1916.

John Marin, Weehawken Sequence (No. 4), ca. 1916. Oil on canvas laid down on board, 9 9/16 x 12 7/16 inches. Questroyal Fine Art, Ltd, New York.


  • The Downtown Gallery, New York, New York
  • Kennedy Galleries Inc., New York, New York
  • Private collection, acquired from above, 1984
  • Private collection, New York, New York


  • American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, New York, John Marin, January 15–February 14, 1952, no. 62
  • John Marin in Retrospect, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., March 2–April 15, 1962; Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire, May 9–June 24, 1962, no.3


  • Sheldon Reich, John Marin: Part II, Catalogue Raisonné (Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 1970), 439.

Note: This work belongs to a group of paintings known as the Weehawken Sequence, named after the New Jersey town Marin painted beginning around 1904 until the end of his career. The group was signed and dated by the artist in the late 1940s, many years after their creation. According to Sheldon Reich, author of the John Marin catalogue raisonné, it is likely that Marin made an error in recalling when he made these works. In 1904, Marin had not yet visited Europe where he was exposed to the fauvist influence evident in this painting. Reich maintains that this piece stylistically dates to circa 1916.



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Gabriele Münter (German, 1877-1962), Future (Woman in Stockholm), 1917

Gabriele Münter (German, 1877-1962), Future (Woman in Stockholm), 1917. Oil on canvas, 97.50 x 63.80 cm (38 3/8 w:25 1/16 inches). The Cleveland Museum of Art, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Taplin, Jr., 1992.96. © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.


Münter was a founding member of Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider), a German Expressionist group formed in Munich in 1911. She moved to Stockholm in 1915 when the group dispersed during World War I. This painting belongs to a series of studies of women in various psychological states. The bright, luminous colors convey the joyful anticipation of a woman contemplating her future after receiving a letter from her fiancé.

Source: The Cleveland Museum of Art – Collections Online – Modern European Painting & Sculpture

Robert Henri, Portrait of Mrs. Robert Henri,1914.

Robert Henri, Portrait of Mrs. Robert Henri, August 1914. Oil on Canvas, 24 in. x 20 in. (60.9 cm x 50.8 cm). The San Diego Museum of Art, gift of Mrs. George Heyneman, 1959:7.


Robert Henri studied at both the Académie Julian and the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Though Thomas Eakins was no longer teaching at the Academy when Henri arrived, Eakins was immensely influential for Henri, who regarded him as the superior portrait painter in the United States and followed Eakins’s bluntly realist style.

This painting of Robert Henri’s second wife, Marjorie Organ Henri, was given by the artist to Alice Klauber, who studied with Henri in Spain in 1907. Klauber invited Henri to San Diego in 1914, and he assisted her with the organization of an exhibition of American painting for the 1915 Panama-California Exposition, which was held in what became Balboa Park. The exhibition brought the work of George Bellows, William Glackens, Childe Hassam, John Sloan, and Henri to San Diego.

Source: San Diego Museum of Art – Collection Highlights