In this spotlight exhibition, the Museum highlights a generous loan of a Ralston Crawford (American, born Canada, 1906–1978) oil painting alongside a watercolor and three photographs by the modernist artist that are in the Norton’s collection – three of which are new acquisitions.

Seen together, these five works illuminate the close relationship between Crawford’s Precisionist paintings and his photographs. In all these works, he used unusual viewpoints to explore the non-objectivity inherent in industrial subjects.

The exhibition is curated by Ellen E. Roberts, Harold and Anne Berkley Smith Curator of American Art.