With most major openings, we offer our Members a lecture followed by a lovely reception. This opening for "American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artists’ Colony," organized by the Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania.
This comprehensive exhibition features one of the Reading Public Museum’s greatest strengths – its collection of works by American Impressionists. The exhibition includes more than one hundred total works, including more than eighty oil paintings and nearly thirty works on paper dating from the 1880s through the 1940s. Outstanding landscapes – ranging from snow covered hills to sun filled harbors – seascapes, penetrating portraits, and remarkable still lifes, imbued with rich textures, reveal the artists’ interest in capturing effects of light and atmosphere in their work.
Lecture by Dr. H. Alexander Rich. Rich is Assistant Professor of Art History and director of the Art History program at Florida Southern College. He is also director of the college's Melvin and Burks Art Galleries. Dr. Rich is a specialist in Modern and Contemporary Art History, with a particular focus on European and American art of the 19th and 20th centuries. He earned his Ph.D. in Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and his A.B. from Dartmouth College.
Lecture followed reception and cash bar.
Please RSVP at Reservations@PolkMuseumofArt.org.