Where is Gari’s Art?

My name is Alexandra, and I am a senior at the University of Mary Washington majoring in Art History. I am spending my summer as an intern at Gari Melchers Home & Studio under Education and Communications Manager Michelle Crow-Dolby. I’m enjoying my time immersed in the world of Gari Melchers.

My first project involved compiling an online directory of institutions that own a Gari Melchers’ painting. Belmont visitors are always eager to learn more about this information and are curious about additional works of art not in the Belmont collection.

This was a fun assignment because summer is right around the corner, and I feel I’ve caught the art travel bug.  Stop by the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. (Second Floor, Northwest Gallery, Thomas Jefferson Building) to see his War and Peace murals. While in Detroit, visit the Detroit Public Library to check out his set of three Michigan-based murals.

In most cases, it’s hard to guess whether museums will have Melchers’ pictures on display or not.  Don’t worry!  Now, thanks to museums digitizing their collections, you can “visit” a large number of his works online.  I hope you’ll enjoy perusing through this virtually-curated collection of Gari Melchers’ work. Scroll below the image gallery for links to even more works.

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A Sampling of Institutions
Owning Pictures by Gari Melchers

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
The Wedding (1892)

Annmary Brown Memorial, Brown University, Providence, RI
The Fairy Story, La Brabanconne

The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Mother and Child (c. 1906)

Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
Mother and Child (1909), Peace (Study for Four Figures for Mural Decoration in Congressional Library, Washington, D.C.) (c.1900)

Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
Christ (c. 1905)

Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA
Kate Kendall, (The Scarlet Jacket) (1919)

Crystal Bridges Museum, Bentonville, AK
The Embroideress (Portrait of Mrs. Hitchcock) (n.d.)

Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
Thomas Pitts (1887), Vespers (1888), Mrs. Samuel Mountfort Pitts (1888), Head of Thomas Pitts (1889), The Wedding (c.1900), The Fencing Master (c.1900), Interior (c.1900), General Alger (1906), Helen Lothrop Prall (1884)

Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
A Sailor and His Sweetheart (1899), Portrait of President Theodore Roosevelt (1908), Portrait of Mrs. Frederick M. Alger (ca. 1917)

Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC
The Hunters (c.1925)

Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
House with Green Gables (c.1915)

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
Joan of Arc

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Writing (1905-1909)

Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College,  Lynchburg, VA
Little Red Riding Hood (1897)

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
Madonna (1906 or 1907), In the Studio NOTE: this painting is on loan to Belmont and is currently on display (1912)

Michigan, University, Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI
Mother and Child (etching), Sleeper (etching)

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
The Arts of Peace (1893), Marriage (1893)

Musee d’Orsay, Paris, France
Maternity (1895), Le Bosquet (1908)

Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston, MA
The Hermit (1900), Mother and Child (1904)

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
The Sisters (1895), Penelope (1910), Andrew W. Mellon (1930), Head of Boy (c. 1890-1900)

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
Mammy (1923)

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Skaters (1890 – 1895)

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Baptism (Church Interior) (c.1900), Portrait of a Friend (Portrait of Christian Brinton) (1910)

Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, CA
The Caress (1921)

Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Portrait of a Man (n.d.)

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
The Sermon(1886), The Bride (1907), Mother and Child (1920), Arranging the Tulips (before 1928)

St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
Vespers (c.1910)

Telfair Museums, Savannah, GA
Mother and Children (1895-1900), The Unpretentious Garden (1903-1909), Joseph Hilton (1915), Portrait of George Johnson Baldwin (1919)

Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
Easter Sunday (1910-1911)

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA


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