Orlando Museum of Art

07/01/2010 - 06/30/2013

Common Ground

Common Ground: Art of the American Landscape

The landscape has been a subject of enduring interest for American artists. Common Ground: Art of the American Landscape brings together paintings and sculptures by artists from the mid-19th century to the present and explores themes that have continued to interest artists over time. These shared themes include documenting celebrated landmarks associated with America’s national identity such as the Hudson River and Rocky Mountains, the use of light and atmosphere to convey ideas about spirituality and the transcendent qualities of nature, and the impact of the development and use of natural resources as seen in the paintings of the Hudson River School and works by contemporary artists. The exhibition includes paintings by George Inness, Thomas Moran, Georgia O’Keeffe, April Gornik, Joseph Raffael and Frank Moore and sculpture by Thomas Ridgeway Gould, Hermon Atkins MacNeil and Bryan Hunt.

*Please note that this exhibition is subject to change to accommodate special events.


  • Georgia O'Keeffe, Datura and Pedernal, 1940, oil on board, 11 x 16 1/8 in., Gift of the Dorothy Meigs Eidlitz Foundation. © 2010 Georgia O’Keeffe Museum / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York.
  • Leon Kroll, West Shore Terminal, 1913, oil on canvas, 36 x 48 in., Friends of American Art Purchase 2010.
  • Marc Handelman, Searchlight, 2005, oil on canvas, 89 x 124 in., Acquisition Trust Purchase 2005.
  • Frank Weston Benson, Lily Pond, 1923, oil on canvas, 44 x 36 in., On long-term loan from the Martin Andersen-Gracia Andersen Foundation, Inc.
  • George Inness, Landscape, Greene County, New York, ca. 1877-1878, oil on canvas, 25 1/2 x 38 1/2 in., Gift of The Martin Andersen-Gracia Andersen Foundation in memory of Martin Andersen, and Acquisition Trust 1986.
Event Pricing
  • Admission: $8.00

Intended For

  • Youth and Family
  • Adults