A Nation of Immigrants, Indeed -- "Americans All!" at Gilcrease Museum

Oct 11, 2018

On this installment of ST, we learn about a remarkable and newly launched exhibit at Gilcrease, "Americans All!" This show, which is ongoing, is (per the Gilcrease website) the museum's "latest exhibition drawn from [its] permanent collection...[and it] showcases the many positive contributions immigrants have made, and continue to make, to American life and culture. Regardless of origin, once in the United States, these newest Americans have consistently contributed indispensable ingredients to the ongoing evolution of America's cultural identity. 'Americans All!' includes more than 50 paintings and works of sculpture celebrating over 200 years of American art by 26 immigrant artists. Artists ranging from John James Audubon (Haiti), Albert Bierstadt (Germany), Leon Gaspard (Russia), Emanuel Leutze (Germany), Thomas Moran (England), Augustus Saint-Gaudens (Ireland), Jules Tavernier (France), and Olaf Wieghorst (Denmark) are just a few of [those] featured." Mark Dolph, Curator of History at Gilcrease, is our guest.