Tuscaloosa Museum of Art

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Tuscaloosa Museum of Art
Tuscaloosa Museum of Art is located in the Westervelt Company headquarters building.
Established 2011
Location 1400 Jack Warner Parkway NE, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA
Coordinates 33°17′35″N 87°30′18″W / 33.29306°N 87.50500°W / 33.29306; -87.50500
Type Art
Website https://www.tuscaloosamoa.org

The Tuscaloosa Museum of Art, previously the Westervelt-Warner Museum of American Art, is an art museum in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. It was founded by Tuscaloosa businessman Jack Warner.[1]

The Westervelt-Warner Museum of American Art was the result of 40 years of collecting American art by Jack Warner, CEO of Gulf States Paper, later the Westervelt Company.[1] He founded the museum in 2003 after exhibiting portions of the collection in the headquarters building of the Westervelt Company.[2]

The Westervelt-Warner collection contains more that 500 works from 1775 onwards.[3] Artists represented include John Singer Sargent and Childe Hassam as well as several artists of importance to American Art, including Albert Bierstadt, Rembrandt Peale, Edward Hicks, Thomas Moran, Edward Hopper, Robert Henri, Edward Potthast, and Charles Bird King.[citation needed] Other artists' works include James McNeill Whistler, Andrew Wyeth, Mary Cassatt, and James Peale.[citation needed]

In 2011, the Westervelt-Warner Museum became the Tuscaloosa Museum of Art.[1][4][5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "More American masterworks exit Westervelt-Warner Museum". ARTFIXdaily. May 3, 2011. Retrieved June 5, 2012. 
  2. ^ Robby Johnson (April 22, 2011). "The Westervelt Art Collection to remain in Tuscaloosa". Newsroom. The Westervelt Company. Retrieved June 5, 2012. 
  3. ^ Westervelt Warner Museum of American Art, YouTube.
  4. ^ Mark Hughes Cobb (April 6, 2011). "29 paintings removed from Westervelt-Warner museum". Tuscaloosa News. Retrieved June 5, 2012. 
  5. ^ Mark Hughes Cobb (December 1, 2011). "Warner collection moves to Tuscaloosa Museum of Art". Tuscaloosa News. Retrieved June 5, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Basic info". The Tuscaloosa Museum of Art: Home of the Westervelt Collection. Facebook. Retrieved June 5, 2012. 

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