The Genius of J.M.W. Turner

Included with admission

Meet on Floor 2 at the top of the escalator

Joseph M. Turner (English, 1775-1851), East Cowes Castle, the Seat of J. Nash, Esq., the Regatta Beating to Windward, 1828, oil on canvas, 35-1/2 x 47-1/2 in., Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Noyes, 71.32.

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.

The Genius of J.M.W. Turner Indianapolis Museum of Art 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, IN