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Cheekwood Announces American Impressionists Exhibition for Spring 2010
Childe Hassam (1859-1935), Reading, 1888. Oil on panel, 14 ¼ x 18 in. Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. R.B. Davenport, III 1996.1
NASHVILLE, TN.- From March 13, 2010 through September 5 Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art will present The American Impressionists in the Garden, an exhibition exploring the theme of the garden in American art and society of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The exhibition features approximately forty paintings depicting European and American gardens by American Impressionist artists along with four bronze sculptures created by American artists for the garden.

“The American Impressionists in the Garden and its exploration of the relationship between painting and gardening is the perfect subject for Cheekwood,” said Jack Becker, Ph.D, Cheekwood’s President/CEO.. “Just as Cheekwood beautifully blends art with the garden, visitors to this exhibition will gain not only a more in-depth understanding of American Impressionist art but will also take away a greater appreciation for the art of gardening.”

The exhibition is broadly divided into three topical groups: “European Gardens” represents garden images created by Americans abroad, especially in Giverny, France, which captivated so many artists. Mary MacMonnies, for example, rented an old monastery in Giverny, developed the gardens, and produced several paintings of them. Works by Childe Hassam and Ernest Lawson, on the other hand, depict more urban gardens in and around Paris, providing a contrast to the images of Giverny. “Gardens in America” explores the many known gardens painted by American Impressionists, including the art colonies of Old Lyme, Connecticut and Cornish, New Hampshire, and various gardens, from Charleston, South Carolina, to California. “Garden Sculpture,” a third section, was an essential element of garden design, and a few select examples of garden statuary will document this important three-dimensional feature within the garden environment.

At the end of the nineteenth century, American artists demonstrated a preference for gardens as artistic motifs as well as a growing appreciation of the art of gardening itself. The range of color and the variation in form and silhouette made the garden a compelling subject for a large number of painters inclined toward the Impressionist style. Early twentieth century America witnesses a mania for the garden, and the interest in the art of gardening dominated many aspects of domestic life. Garden clubs, magazines, floral displays and a multitude of other activities associated with flowers and the garden permeated American life. Publications and articles appeared offering gardening advice for Americans while also asserting that the art of gardening paralleled the art of painting.

This important exhibition, organized by Cheekwood, will also travel to Tampa Museum of Art (September 24, 2010 – January 3, 2011) and Taft Museum of Art in Cincinnati (February 25 – May 15, 2011).

Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art | The American Impressionists in the Garden | Jack Becker | Mary MacMonnies | Ernest Lawson |




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