Barns, Cows, Tractors, Horses, Hay & Farmers - Exhibition and Audio Tour

While not traditionally thought of as subjects for art, farming and agricultural scenes can portray an intriguing story about nature and humanity. Celebrating agriculture through art, Barns, Cows, Tractors, Horses, Hay, and Farmers focuses on paintings, prints, and sculptures from the museum’s collection. Instead of depicting landscapes devoid of human presence, these works of art reflect humanity’s imprint on the land in various ways.

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Marguerite Thompson Zorach was born in Santa Rosa, California in 1887 and grew up in Fresno. Zorach started to draw at a very young age and her parents provided her with an education heavily influenced by the liberal arts.
01 - Marguerite Zorach, Farther

01 - Marguerite Zorach, Farther

Marguerite Thompson Zorach was born in Santa Rosa, California in 1887 and grew up in Fresno. Zorach started to draw at a very young age and her parents provided her with an education heavily influenced by the liberal arts.

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American painter and muralist Thomas Hart Benton was born in Neosho, Missouri, in 1889. Benton attended The Art Institute of Chicago in 1907 after he finished schooling at the Western Military Academy.
02 - Thomas Hart Benton, Island Hay

02 - Thomas Hart Benton, Island Hay

American painter and muralist Thomas Hart Benton was born in Neosho, Missouri, in 1889. Benton attended The Art Institute of Chicago in 1907 after he finished schooling at the Western Military Academy.

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Harrison Groutage was born in Richmond, Utah, in 1925. He studied at Utah State University and Weber State University, receiving a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and a masters in fine arts from University of Utah.
03 - Harrison Groutage, View of Smithfield

03 - Harrison Groutage, View of Smithfield

Harrison Groutage was born in Richmond, Utah, in 1925. He studied at Utah State University and Weber State University, receiving a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and a masters in fine arts from University of Utah.

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Luis Jiménez, a first-generation American, was born in El Paso, Texas, in 1940. He studied and worked most of his life in the southwest region of the United States and described his roots as being partly in Mexico and partly in Texas.
04 - Luis Jiménez, Sod Buster

04 - Luis Jiménez, Sod Buster

Luis Jiménez, a first-generation American, was born in El Paso, Texas, in 1940. He studied and worked most of his life in the southwest region of the United States and described his roots as being partly in Mexico and partly in Texas.

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Karen Carson was born in Corvallis, Oregon, in 1943. She received her BA from University of Oregon, Eugene, and her Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of California, Los Angeles.
05 - Karen Carson, Big Red

05 - Karen Carson, Big Red

Karen Carson was born in Corvallis, Oregon, in 1943. She received her BA from University of Oregon, Eugene, and her Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Born in 1974 in Ogden, Utah, Adam Bateman is an artist, writer and curator. He received a BA in English and Spanish at Brigham Young University and an MFA in sculpture from Pratt Institute, New York.
06 - Adam Bateman, Flock

06 - Adam Bateman, Flock

Born in 1974 in Ogden, Utah, Adam Bateman is an artist, writer and curator. He received a BA in English and Spanish at Brigham Young University and an MFA in sculpture from Pratt Institute, New York.