Exhibition "Impressionism and the Americans" Opens at the Musée des Impressionnismes in Giverny

Published on January 28, 2014
  • William Merrit Chase - Near the Beach

    William Merrit Chase - Near the Beach

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    Musée des impressionnismes

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Exhibition "Impressionism and the Americans" Opens at the Musée des Impressionnismes in Giverny Giverny fr

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NEW YORK, NY, February 3, 2013 —As the spiritual birthplace of Impressionism, Normandy’s cliffs, beaches, Gothic cathedrals and meadows are often instantly recognizable from paintings by Monet, Pisarro, Manet and others. Visitors can explore the roots of the movement year-round and discover the sites that inspired these renowned artists, from the Rouen Cathedral to the stunning Étretat cliffs as well as the region’s museums, most notably the MuMa - The museum of modern art André Malraux in Le Havre and Monet’s residence at Giverny

For 2014, Americans can follow in the footsteps of their fellow countrymen with the exhibition "Impressionism and the Americans” at the Musée des Impressionnismes in Giverny on view from March 28 to June 29, 2014. The exhibit focuses on the work of American artists between the years 1880 to 1900 who were so inspired by the artistic energy in Normandy during the turn of the 20th century that they began to also adopt this new style of painting. Featuring 70 paintings by renowned figures such as Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent and James McNeill Whistler, these artists often worked alongside French impressionist painters. These ex-pats made the French movement their own and crafted a new vision for the traditional American landscape painting.

This exhibition is organized by the Musée des Impressionnismes in Giverny and with the generous support of the Terra Foundation for American Art in collaboration with Scotland's National Galleries of Art and Madrid's Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.

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