Lightner Museum exhibitions to explore American Impressionism

This spring, the Lightner Museum celebrates the evocative, timeless beauty of late 19th and early 20th century American art with two exhibitions of American Impressionist paintings.

“American Impressionism: Treasures from the Daywood Collection,” features paintings from the acclaimed collection of the Huntington Museum of Art in West Virginia.

A companion exhibition, “St. Augustine in a New Light: American Impressionism from the Collection of the Lightner Museum,” is curated from the Lightner’s own collection.

The exhibitions will run from April 8 to July 5.

“American Impressionism: Treasures from the Daywood Collection” showcases work from a transitional time in American art when painters abandoned the rigors of academic styles and subjects.

Inspired by their European counterparts, they turned to intimate scenes of the cultivated countryside and figure studies of friends and neighbors that reflected the more modern influences of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. Robert Henri, George Inness, George Luks, Gari Melchers, John Sloan,

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Denver Art Museum Showcases 19th Century In European Art

DENVER (CBS4) – The Denver Art Museum will place 85 artworks in new galleries beginning Sunday as part of The 19th Century in European Art on display for visitors to see in its permanent collection. The paintings capture the move artists made from antiquity to abstract in that time period.

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“It’s hard to think of other centuries where there have been so many changes, so many great transition such as in the 19th century,” said Angelica Daneo, the chief curator and curator of European Art before 1900 at the Denver Art Museum. “The artists that broke with tradition, broke with principals of the academy and created really a new art, a new movement pushing the boundaries.”


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Well-known artists like Monet, Renoir, and Cézanne will be on view as one gallery is dedicated to the French impressionist movement. The new layout will

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‘Mythmakers’ at the Amon Carter Museum takes a critical look at two icons of American art

Two American art icons active during the second half of the 19th century are presented together for the first time in a single exhibition at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.

“Mythmakers: The Art of Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington” is on view through Feb. 28.

Both artists worked in a variety of mediums, including drawing, painting, graphic illustration and sculpture, all of which are represented here in more than 60 works of art.

The exhibition includes plenty of examples of Homer’s rural landscapes. Remington’s cowboys and American Indians are also featured, and the exhibition does not shy away from addressing the controversy associated with these works.

"Mythmakers: The Art of Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington" provides useful historical context for the artworks, including some that are controversial.
“Mythmakers: The Art of Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington” provides useful historical context for the artworks, including some that are controversial.(Amon Carter Museum)

The museum collaborated with the Denver Art Museum, the Portland Museum of Art and a host of

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Harn Museum receives 1,200-piece collection of Florida-centric art

An incoming collection of Florida-centric artwork, including pieces from Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent and Thomas Moran, will be the largest single art collection donated ever to the University of Florida’s Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art. 

The estimated 1,200 works of art capture the state’s landscape and wildlife, historical moments and people scenes of daily life among oil paintings, watercolors, drawings and prints. The works date from the early 1800s to mid-1900s.

Jacksonville residents Sam and Robbie Vickers donated the works, 40 years after they began assembling their collection. 

Martha Walter (American, 1875-1976) The Venetian Pool, Coral Gables Undated Watercolor on paper, 12 x 15 in. The Florida Art Collection, Gift of Samuel H. and Roberta T. Vickers. [Photograph by Randy Batista]

In the time since they began collecting, they have loaned art from their collection to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art, the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., and other Florida museums. 

Harn Director Lee Anne Chesterfield said she first visited the Vickers to see their collection, well known in Florida art circles, when

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