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In a New Light: American Impressionism 1870 – 1940

May 25, 2019 - August 18, 2019

Louis Hovey Sharp, Pasadena Light, n.d., Oil on linen. Bank of America Collection

A sweeping survey of American Impressionism, In a New Light: American Impressionism 1870–1940 reveals the transformative influence of Impressionism on American art between the years of the Hudson River School—whose majestic landscapes influenced, and then gradually gave way to, French Impressionist–inspired works—and modernist trends of the early 20th century. Featuring works from the Bank of America collection, the exhibition embraces precursor, contemporary, and subsequent movements, concentrating on regional artists’ colonies across the United States. It explores the ways in which local artists interpreted America’s rural, maritime, and urban spaces and portrayed daily life using Impressionist devices of capturing the moment with brisk brushstrokes, a vibrant palette, and rich atmospheric effects. Featured artists include Colin Campbell Cooper, Daniel Garber, Childe Hassam, George Inness, Ernest Lawson, Thomas Moran, Edward Willis Redfield, and Guy Carleton Wiggins.

This exhibition is on loan through the Bank of America Art in our Communities® program.

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