The Dayton Art Institutes laste show, “American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artists’ Colony,” runs through May 31. It comes from the Reading Public Museum in Pennsylvania. It’s a comprehensive look at more than 100 works by American Impressionists from the 1880s through the 1940s, including John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam, John Twachtman, and many others.
Arranged according to the artists’ colonies that played a critical role in the development of American Impressionism around the turn of the century, this exhibition examines artistic communities at Cos Cob and Old Lyme in Connecticut; Cape Cod, Cape Anne, and Rockport, in Massachusetts; New Hope and Philadelphia in Pennsylvania; Taos, New Mexico; and throughout California. Within each of these colonies, artists were able to teach, collaborate and escape the daily rigors of their city studios. Often located in scenic locations within striking distance of major cities, artists’ colonies served up steady doses of natural beauty and provided ample subject matter for the practitioners.
The resulting selection of lyrical landscapes, ranging from snow-covered hills to sun-filled harbors and seascapes, penetrating portraits, and remarkable still-life paintings documents an important moment in the history of American art.
Tuesday – Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: Noon – 5:00 p.m.
Extended hours until 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays
Museum Members: Free
Seniors (60+): $11
Students (18+ w/ID): $11
Active Military: $11
Groups (10 or more): $11
Youth (ages 7-17): $6
Children (6 & under): Free
* Prices include admission to the exhibition and the museum’s permanent collection. Admission prices include a $2 fee for Building Preservation and Art Conservation.
Would you like to be DMM’s guest to view this exhibit? Just fill out this form below to win a 4 pack of tickets and leave a comment below on why we should pick you to win. We’ll name the winner on Sunday, April 12th.[form 55 “DMM Contest Entry – Generic”]