Seeing the City: Sloan's New York focuses on John Sloan's images of New York City in paintings, drawings, prints, and photographs, presenting an in-depth view of the artist's years in the city and the city's effect on his art. Seeing the City draws on the rich resources donated by Helen Farr Sloan to the Delaware Art Museum, including nearly 3,000 works of art by John Sloan, and the John Sloan Manuscript Collection, which includes the artist's personal library, as well as his photographs, letters, and diaries.
The show includes approximately a hundred works, including paintings, prints, drawings, illustrated letters, and photographs dating from 1900 through 1946. The bulk of the objects were produced between 1904 and 1928. In addition to significant inclusions from the Delaware Art Museum's extensive Sloan collection, this exhibition draws from public and private collections, including the National Gallery of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.