What Remains of Edward Beyer's Blue Ridge: Landscapes of Salem and Liberty (Exhibition)
What Remains of Edward Beyer's Blue Ridge: Landscapes of Salem and Liberty
October 15, 2012-December 30, 2013
In the 1850s, German artist Edward Beyer traveled throughout western Virginia and painted landscapes of many of the small towns in the Blue Ridge Mountains. These paintings are remarkable not only for their beauty but also their attention to detail. This exhibition uses Beyer’s landscapes as documents to compare the bustling communities of the middle nineteenth century with the Blue Ridge towns today.