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Benjamin West, Death on the Pale Horse, 1796, oil on canvas, Detroit Institute of Arts, USA / Founders Society Purchase, R.H. Tannahill Foundation fund. Image © Detroit Institute of Arts, USA / The Bridgeman Art Library

Friends and Foes: West and Copley in London

Saturday, Dec 14, 2013
2 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Beck Building
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In conjunction with the exhibition American Adversaries: West and Copley in a Transatlantic World, this tour focuses on the relationship between Benjamin West and John Singleton Copley, 18th-century American artists who left the colonies to make London their home. The story of their friendship—which eventually turned into a passionate rivalry—sheds a unique light on this spectacular exhibition as well as the two artists’ lives.

Education programs receive generous funding from the Kinder Foundation; the Institute of Museum and Library Services; ExxonMobil; the Favrot Fund; Occidental Petroleum Corporation; the National Museum of Korea; the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; Susanne M. and Melbern G. Glasscock; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; The Americana Foundation; An Anonymous Donor; Mr. William J. Hill; Cameron International Corporation; Houston Junior Woman’s Club; the Sterling-Turner Foundation; and The Susan Vaughan Foundation.