In March, 2016 The Haggin Museum loaned five paintings to Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan. The paintings will be displayed in the Speaker’s office throughout his term.
The Haggin Museum’s art collection is once again receiving national attention as some of their paintings are heading to Washington D.C. The Haggin Museum was recently approached by the office of the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House of Representatives, requesting that they loan a painting for his office. The Speaker was particularly interested in borrowing a painting by Albert Bierstadt because his work highlights some of the beautiful landscapes of our country.
After providing the Speaker’s office with an inventory of paintings that were available for a multi-year loan, Speaker Ryan and his wife requested five paintings. The museum is honored to be loaning the following works: In the Yosemite Valley by Albert Bierstadt; Cloud Effect, Estes Park, Colorado by Albert Bierstadt; Stagecoach by Edward Lampson Henry; Untitled by William Hart; and Kneedeep in Summer by William Hart.
This is not the first request of this type for the Haggin. During his first term as President of the United States, Ronald Reagan requested Looking Up the Yosemite Valley by Albert Bierstadt, which was displayed in the White House Roosevelt Room. The painting reminded him of his home state of California.