June 10 through August 12, 2017
Abby Williams Hill: Artist and Advocate
Abby Williams Hill (1861-1943) was a landscape painter, social activist, and prolific writer with an insatiable love of travel and learning. She produced a remarkable collection of landscape paintings showcasing the grandeur of the American West, as well as a vast archive of letters and journals addressing issues of continuing social and historical interest including African-American and Native-American rights, early childhood education, and the preservation of our national parks. This exhibit tells the story of Hill's unique life and features several pieces of her artwork, as well as family photographs from the archival collection.
The Abby Williams Hill Collection was donated to the University of Puget Sound in the decades following Hill's death in 1943. It consists of over 150 pieces of Hill's artwork as well as personal papers including correspondence, diaries, news clippings, ephemera, photographs, and artifacts. The collection is available for viewing at the university by appointment.
Presented in partnership with the University of Puget Sound.
And, at the Tacoma Art Museum
Promoting the West: Abby Williams Hill and the Railroads
June 3 – October 15, 2017