Ornamental Separator

Down on the Farm

On view in the Penelope P. and Dr. Sergio V. Proserpi Gallery

This popular exhibition follows the story of Prince, a carved wooden dog, as he sets out on a journey to find his cousin. Rhyming label text tells of his adventures as he travels through the countryside. Colorful folk art paintings by such artists as Mattie Lou O’Kelley and Edward Hicks set the stage for a look at country life as this city dog tries to find his way.

Prince by Irwin Weil, Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, 1930-1935

On his search, Prince encounters a pond full of carved decoys, a hen yard of toy chickens and a barn complete with wooden owls and a cat. Weathervanes in the shape of farm animals populate the room. Within the gallery, guests can spend time drawing their favorite scene or color pages from Prince’s story.

Miners’ Train by Jack Savitsky, Lansford, Pennsylvania, ca. 1970. Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Alastair B. Martin.

Great Horned Owl by Rex Smith, Fort Wayne or Peru, Indiana, 1905-1907

Spring Plowing by Mattie Lou O’Kelley, Georgia, 1987. Gift of Dr. and Mrs. T. Marshall Hahn, Jr.

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