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Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism through the French Lens
August 10, 2019 - October 13, 2019Free
Exhibit runs from August 10 through October 13.
Museum hours are
Tuesday through Saturday | 10am to 5pm
Sunday | 1 to 5pm
This extraordinary exhibition, drawn entirely from the collection of the Reading Public Museum, explores the path to Impressionism through the nineteenth century, and the complex relationship between French Impressionism of the 1870s and 80s, and the American interpretation of the style in the decades that followed.
Paintings and works on paper help tell the story of the new style of painting which developed at the end of the nineteenth century—one that emphasized light and atmospheric conditions, rapid or loose brushstrokes, and a focus on brightly colored scenes from everyday life.