TRAVELS ON PAPER
NOVEMBER 16, 2019–FEBRUARY 9, 2020
Before the era of mass tourism and Instagrammable vacations, the opportunity to visit renowned sites and experience exotic locales was limited to a privileged few. Most people had to settle instead for vicarious armchair travel. As the appetite for travel images grew, an increasing tide of foreign views—often staged to appeal to Western eyes—nourished a “cult of the exotic” that would continue into the era of photography.
Travels on Paper takes a new generation of visitors on a world tour featuring prints, drawings, and photographs by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Alexandre-Gabriel Decamps, John La Farge, Robert Macpherson, Thomas Moran, Félix Teynard, and many others.