Fluid Dynamics: Water Imagery from the Bill and Irma Runyon Art Collection

June 19–Aug. 25, 2019

Forsyth Galleries | Memorial Student Center, MSC 2428

Fluid Dynamics explores man’s fascination with water and how it is used by artists as symbols, compositional devices, and even to alter the mood of an artwork.

There is something about water that draws our interest. Humans must have water to survive, and as any geography student knows, water covers 71% of the earth’s surface. So it is natural that this ever-present element has attracted the attention of artists throughout time and continues to do so. In this exhibition, we showcase selections of art from the Runyon Collection and explore how artists use it to draw the eye, create a mood, or anchor a composition. Artists in the exhibition include Henry Farny, Albert Bierstadt, and 19th glass produced by Thomas Webb & Sons.