Hunter Museum of American Art • Through September 20 by Keeley Harper
f you haven’t already seen Monet and American Impressionism, time is of the essence. Monet’s role as a key figure in the Impressionist movement transformed French painting in the second half of the nineteenth century and inspired American painters to dutifully pick up their own paintbrushes and create a distinct, American form of Impressionism. At the Hunter Museum of American Art, the works of the prolific Monet and the American Impressionists who followed in his footsteps join together in one harmonious exhibit.
A collaboration between the Harn Museum of Art in Gainesville, the Telfair Museums in Savannah, and the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, the exhibit will display roughly fifty paintings and twenty prints, dated between 1880 and 1920, by many of the noted figures in American Impressionism, such as Mary Cassatt, William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam, Willard Metcalf, Theodore Robinson, John Henry Twachtman, and J. Alden Weir. Nandini Makrandi, Chief Curator at the Hunter Museum, remarks, “This exhibition will give visitors the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore Monet’s work alongside that of many of the most notable American artists of all time. We will explore the influences of French Impressionism and see how it was translated from a uniquely American perspective.”
Monet and American Impressionism will be on display at the Hunter Museum of American Art through September 20. For more information about the exhibit and Hunter Museum, visit www.huntermuseum.org.
Richard Emil Miller, La Toilette, c. 1914, Oil on canvas, 40” x 33”
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