Pictures at an Exhibition

Eastman Johnson, Hollyhocks, 1876, Oil on canvas on wood paneled stretcher, 23 3/4 x 30 1/2 in., Harriet Russell Stanley Fund


Pictures at an Exhibition

From September through November 2018, the NBMAA will present Pictures at an Exhibition, an innovative exhibition developed in partnership with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and inspired by Modest Mussorgsky’s renowned 1874 musical composition of the same name. The exhibition spans multiple galleries and invites visitors to listen to movements from the symphony on a mobile device while viewing masterworks from our permanent collection that resonate with each passage of Mussorgsky’s legendary piece. Featuring works dating from the 1800s to the 2000s by acclaimed artists including Gifford Beal (1879–1956), Frank Weston Benson (1862–1951), Thomas Hart Benton (1889–1975), Eastman Johnson (1824–1906), Sol LeWitt (1928–2007), and Walter Wick (b. 1953), Pictures at an Exhibition takes visitors on a one-of-a-kind musical and visual journey, offering a new and dynamic way to experience the Museum.

Playlist is accessed via your personal device or cellphone. Bring your own headphones or purchase earbuds (featuring a standard 1/8 in. stereo jack) in the Museum Shop!

During their October 2018 opening season, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra will perform Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition at the Bushnell Performing Center, accompanied by large-scale projections of the NBMAA’s exhibition of works.

Immerse yourself in these unique experiences of Pictures at an Exhibition, at either or both venues!