William H. Dunwoody portrait on the move

Nicole Delfino Jansen, left, Central Registrar, and Rebekah Njaa, right, Assistant Registrar with the Minnesota Historical Society collections department, prepare to wrap up the William H Dunwoody painting from the wall.

A portrait of Dunwoody founder William H. Dunwoody is on loan to the Minnesota Historical Society through September in an exhibit at the James J. Hill house in Saint Paul.

Works by the famed Minnesota landscape and portrait artist Nicholas Brewer will be on display. Of that collection, it is said that his portrait of Mr. Dunwoody is his, “most handsome work,” said Julie L’Enfant, author of Nicholas R. Brewer: His Art and Family. L’Enfant’s book on Brewer inspired the exhibit.

That exhibition, entitled “Eternal Beauty: Paintings by Nicholas Brewer”, will feature highlights from his career with more than 30 paintings collected from the Minnesota Historical Society as well as several private collections.

The exhibit runs March 16 through September 8. Find out more information here: http://www.mnhs.org/hillhouse/activities/exhibits/current