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Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism Through the French Lens


  • Dorothy Jenkins Gallery & Gallery II (map)
Richard Blossom Farley (American, 1875-1951),  Blue and Gold , 1912, oil on canvas, Museum Purchase, Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania.

Richard Blossom Farley (American, 1875-1951), Blue and Gold, 1912, oil on canvas, Museum Purchase, Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania.

This extraordinary exhibition, drawn entirely from the collection of the Reading Public Museum, explores the path to Impressionism through the nineteenth century, and the complex relationship between French Impressionism of the 1870s and 80s, and the American interpretation of the style in the decades that followed.

Paintings and works on paper help tell the story of the new style of painting which developed at the end of the nineteenth century—one that emphasized light and atmospheric conditions, rapid or loose brushstrokes, and a focus on brightly colored scenes from everyday life.

Please join us for our Members Reception.

 


Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism Through the French Lens is organized by the Reading Public Museum, Reading Pennsylvania.

Earlier Event: July 27
A Colored Image of the Sun