Shelburne Museum

The art of hunting and fishing

"  Huntsman and Dogs" (oil on canvas,   1891), by Winslow Homer, in the show "Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art,'' at the Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vt., through Aug. 27.

"Huntsman and Dogs" (oil on canvas, 1891), by Winslow Homer, in the show "Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art,'' at the Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vt., through Aug. 27.

The museum says that this is the first major exhibit  in America to explore the visual culture of American hunting and fishing in  painting and sculpture from the early 19th Century to World War II. The show includes works by Thomas EakinsWinslow Homer and John Singer Sargent, as well as by  such specialist sporting artists as Charles DeasAlfred Jacob MillerCarl Rungius and Arthur Fitzwilliam  Tait and modernist interpretations of these subjects by George Bellows and Marsden Hartley, among others.