The Big World: Alternative Landscapes in the Modern Era
August 30, 2023–June 2, 2024
The Wolfsonian–FIU @ 1001 Washington Avenue
The Big World, focusing on depictions of the land in The Wolfsonian's collection, challenges expectations of landscape art as it goes beyond bucolic scenes to reveal changing vistas of the modern era rendered in paintings, the decorative arts, and even a grand piano. The exhibition charts a course through the end of the 19th century and into the first half of the 20th, presenting the story of global growth and shifting ideas about the world around us—from pristine nature, to its radical alteration in modern urban and industrial centers, to panoramas ruined by war and environmental disregard.