JCSM’s ongoing exhibition series, Auburn Collects, showcases significant private art collections in the Auburn community. Our latest installation in this series features a selection of works from the collection of Dwight and Helen Carlisle. Important early supporters of the museum, the Carlisles continue to express their love of art through continued patronage of the museum and sensitive collecting activity. With interests ranging from Old Master to contemporary practice, the Carlisles have made a singular emphasis on the fine and decorative arts of Ireland and Scotland.
The Painters’ Subjects focuses on but a small portion of this distinctive collection to examine traditional genres—landscape, figures, and still-life—that have held artists’ attention for centuries. Conventional treatments and modern experimentation by both European and American artists demonstrate why these subjects have long endured in the painter’s repertory. Included in the exhibition are works by painters William Glackens, Carl Wilhelm Holsoe, Sir John Lavery, E. A. Taylor, and many others.