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10 Artworks To Welcome Summertime

Summer is officially here, and what better way to celebrate than with art? These 10 images evoke many favorite summertime memories. Whether you spent summers at the beach or on the front porch with someone special, these pieces transport us to different places, times, and moments in our lives.

Even if you cannot take a big vacation this summer, the Museum is here for you! Travel the world, explore different cultures, and beat the heat in our galleries (the BMA is always set at a cool 68 degrees). Take a look at all the summer fun we have planned on our events calendar, and plan your visit today!

"Beach Scene with Yellow Umbrella" Jane Peterson, United States (1876-1965). Oil on fiberboard. BMA Collection 1978.197_01. "Sunset, Haywagon in the Distance" Martin Johnson Heade, United States. Oil on canvas. BMA collection 1977.192. "Tropical Landscape with Palm Tree" Reginald Marsh, United States (1898-1954), watercolor. BMA Collection 1979.43.3. "Beach Group, Sylt, West Germany" Elliot Erwitt, United States (born 1928). Photograph. BMA Collection, 1979.359.9. "Jug Fisherman" Max Heldman, United States, born Russia. Watercolor on paperboard. BMA Colleciton 1982.123. "Landscape with sun-bathed lake and wooded shores" Jasper Francis Crospey, United States, oil on canvas laid down on board. BMA Collection, 1985.167. "Front Porch Swing" William Eggleston, United States, born 1939. BMA Collection 1986.219.1. "Garapata Beach, California" Brett Weston, United States (1911-1993). Gelatin silver print, photograph. Collection of the Art Fund Inc at the BMA AFI78.2013. "Untitled (Umbrella on Beach) East Hampton" Ralph Gibson, United States, born 1939. Type C color print. BMA Collection 1989.212.1. "Tatsunami (A Cresting Wave" Kamisaka Sekka, Japan (1866-1942). Woodblock print, ink and color on paper. Collection of the Art Fund Inc. at the BMA, AFI238.2010.9.
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"Tatsunami (A Cresting Wave" Kamisaka Sekka, Japan (1866-1942). Woodblock print, ink and color on paper. Collection of the Art Fund Inc. at the BMA, AFI238.2010.9.