American Impressionism in the Garden

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Feb 19 2017 - May 14 2017

The Taubman Museum of Art is pleased to present American Impressionism in the Garden a special ticketed exhibition that features never before seen paintings by renowned American artists who celebrate gardens as a compelling subject during an era of vibrant gardening culture. Organized by the New York Botanical Garden with significant additions by the Taubman Museum of Art, the exhibition will explore the tremendous impact of the Impressionist art movement on American artists at the turn of the nineteenth century. Their embrace of Impressionism's brilliant palette and vibrant brushwork inspired these artists to create masterful images of the American garden - both public and private. The American Garden Movement, in turn, nurtured popular appreciation for gardens creating a large and enthusiastic audience for these beautiful paintings well into the 1920s. American Impressionism in the Garden features more than twenty-five paintings and sculptures by renowned American Impressionist painters who captured the colors and the ephemeral quality of light observed in the garden world. Visitors will enjoy classic garden plantings such as irises, peonies, and hollyhocks painted by iconic artists including William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam, and John Singer Sargent as well as sit and sketch plant specimens in the exhibition’s drawing gallery.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.

  • Painting
  • American
  • 19th Century
  • Animals / Wildlife / Nature
  • Impressionism
  • William Merritt Chase
  • Childe Hassam
  • John Singer Sargent
  • and others

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