The Knoxville Museum of Art announces American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artists’ Colony from August 11 through November 12.

Featuring more than 50 pieces by Frank W. Benson, Mary Cassatt, William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam, Ernest Lawson, William Paxton, Robert Reid, Chauncey Ryder, John Twachtman, Julian Alden Weir, and many others, the exhibition takes a close look at how colonial artists influenced the development of American Impressionism.

Many of the featured artists have ties to East Tennessee and the KMA’s ongoing display Higher Ground: A Century of the Visual Arts in East Tennessee, and others participated in exhibitions as part of Knoxville’s Appalachian Expositions. Together, these artists brought “the best of contemporary art in America” to these regions, and allowed East Tennessean artists to demonstrate their abilities within a national context.

Organized by the Reading Public Museum, Pennsylvania, the exhibition runs through November 12, 2017. For more information, click here.




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