California Captured on Canvas

The Bancroft Library Gallery is hosting a new exhibit, California Captured on Canvas, featuring a selection from its collection of over 300 oil paintings. These 43 paintings representing the California landscape, its inhabitants and key historical events are on display, several of which have never been exhibited before. Enjoy an entirely different take on the way land is viewed–as not just geography and location but also as a living and animate entity full of natural wonders.

Some special highlights include paintings from the Robert B. Honeyman, Jr. Collection of Early Californian and Western American Pictorial Material, which include scenes of Yosemite and the Gold Rush. Renowned California artists represented are William Keith, Charles Grant and Thomas Hill.

View California history through the lenses of artists! The exhibition will be available until March 6, 2015 at the Bancroft Library Gallery. Hours are 10am-4pm, Monday through Friday.

California Captured on Canvas poster