About the Exhibit
Jerome Hill: Beyond the Frame
An exhibit at the James J. Hill House
September 10, 2005 - January 8, 2006
Open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m; Sunday 1 - 3:30 p.m.
Admission: $2 for exhibit only; free with house tour
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of artist and philanthropist Jerome Hill. The grandson of James J. Hill and son of Louis W. Hill, who both maintained large collections of world-class art, Jerome Hill was fascinated and inspired by these paintings and began painting and drawing at an early age. He spent his formative years in St. Paul on Summit Avenue, next door to his grandfather's house, and attended Saint Paul Academy. Upon graduation from Yale in 1927 with a degree in music, Hill traveled to Europe and began studies in painting. In his lifetime, Hill also became an accomplished photographer, composer and an award-winning filmmaker.
It has been over 25 years since Hill's work was last presented in St. Paul. The exhibition focuses primarily on two of his many artistic achievements – painting and photography. It includes nearly 20 paintings drawn from several public and private collections and many rarely seen photographs that are part of the Jerome Hill Papers at the Minnesota Historical Society. An illustrated catalog with essays examining many facets of Hill's life will accompany the exhibition.
Major support for this exhibition is provided by the Jerome Foundation.