American Impressionism: Paintings From the Phillips Collection
New Mexico Museum of Art
Jun 5, 2009 through Sep 13, 2009

Seeing in a New Way - Shocking and rebellious, the Impressionists painted out in the open air, and used their paints in new ways to show nuances of changing light. Explore at the Museum more than 65 Impressionist works (ca. 1880-1920) from the renowned Phillips Collection, as it tours the country.

Celebrated American artists including John Henry Twatchman, J. Alden Weir, Childe Hassam, Theodore Robinson and William Lathrop, Maurice Prendergast, Gifford Beal, and Helen Turner applied the brighter palette and broken brushwork of French impressionism to the American landscape, focusing on views of parks and beaches as well as urban views and charming interiors. Reflecting the seasons, changing light and optical effects, these works also relate emotional and spiritual character of the landscape.

This exhibition has been organized by The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. The exhibition and national tour are supported by the National Endowment for the Arts as part of the American Masterpieces program.

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