de Saisset Museum

South Bay's free museum of art and history

Henrietta Shore: Understanding Nature

January 18 - March 17, 2013 and April 12 - June 30, 2013

Often favorably compared to her contemporary Georgia O'Keeffe, Henrietta Shore's paintings, prints, and drawings reveal her intrinsic fascination with the world around her and her constant experimentation with new artistic styles. Once called "unquestionably one of the most important living painters of this century..." by art critic Arthur Miller of the Los Angeles Times (1927), Shore's work eventually fell into obscurity. In recent decades, however, with the discovery of several "lost" pieces and the subsequent exhibitions of those works, Shore has begun to emerge from the shadows.

The de Saisset Museum holds one of the largest collections of Henrietta Shore's work. This exhibition, which includes approximately fifteen paintings and prints, features some of the highlights of the museum's collection. These works speak to her versatility and growth as an artist as well as her commitment to exploring nature through form and line.

SCU Student Art Review

In winter 2013, students enrolled in Prof. Robin Tremblay-McGaw's class were asked to write reviews of the de Saisset's current exhibitions. Carlos Medina's essay on Henrietta Shore: Understanding Nature was selected to be uploaded to our website.

Read the review