The Genius of J.M.W. Turner
Meet on Floor 2 at the top of the escalator
In 1843, the art theorist John Ruskin described JMW Turner as ‘the father of modern art.’ A lifelong Londoner, Turner’s loose brushwork and vibrant coloring often provoked shocked responses from his contemporaries. He was a visionary forerunner of later developments in painting, such as impressionism and abstract expressionism. He was also ‘modern’ in his choice of subject. For a limited time, watercolors and drawings by Turner will be on view in the IMA’s Pantzer Gallery. Join an IMA docent and explore the world of Mr. Turner, his muses, his world, his contemporaries, his art, and his legacy.