The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Friday, December 19, 2014


Tampa Museum of Art Opens "The American Impressionists in the Garden"
Childe Hassam, 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. Photo: Helga Photo Studio.
TAMPA, FL.- Beginning September 23, 2010 and running through January 2, 2011, the Tampa Museum of Art will present American Impressionists in the Garden, an exhibition organized by Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art in Nashville, Tennessee, that explores the theme of the garden in American art and society of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The exhibition features paintings depicting European and American gardens by American Impressionist artists along with bronze sculptures created by American artists for the garden.

“The museum is pleased to host The American Impressionists in the Garden,” states museum Executive Director Todd D. Smith. “The exhibition is the first opportunity we’ve had to look at one of the most fascinating and beautiful subject matters that the American Impressionist painters explored. We hope that our visitors take away a greater appreciation for the art of gardening and the influence it had on the Impressionist movement here in America.”

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.

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.

Tampa Museum of Art | "The American Impressionists in the Garden" | Todd D. Smith |




Today's News

September 21, 2010

Photographer Mario Testino Exhibits His Works at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

California Utility Stumbles on 1.4 Million-Year-Old Fossils

Botero in LA: New Work by Fernando Botero at Tasende Gallery

Archaeologists In Israel Find Theater Box at Herod's Palace

Turner Prize-Winning Artist Mark Wallinger Protests Arts Cuts with New Work

Christie's to Host an Exciting Series of Auctions, Exhibitions and Events During "Frieze Week"

Exhibition at Yale Center for British Art Highlights Major Works by Abstract Painters

Reina Sofia Museum Opens an Exhibition of Art by Hans-Peter Feldmann

Sotheby's Launches Retail Wine Business in Manhattan

Exhibit in North Carolina Shows the Real George Washington

Fine Selection of Photographic Images Announced at Sotheby's

Phillips de Pury & Co. Presents the First UK Solo Exhibition of Japanese Design Studio, Nendo

Archaeologists in Israel Say Apollo Discovery Tells a New Story

Trompe L'oeil Master John Haberle on View at the Portland Museum of Art

125 YouTube Videos Shortlisted for Guggenheim's YouTube Play

New Exhibition Peels Back Layers of Georgia O'Keeffe

Get It Louder: China's Most Influential and Closely-Watched Exhibition of Emerging, Young Talent

Jimmy the Painting Chimp Draws Hordes to Rio Zoo

Center for Cuban Studies Art Space Shows Rare Photographs

Aperture Publishes "Kodachromes: Photographs by William Christenberry"

Christie's to Sell Relics of Robert Falcon Scott's Ill-Fated Antarctic Expedition

NYC Artist Carrie Sunday Donates Major Artwork to Animal Shelter Benefit Auction

Christie's New York Announces Highlights of Dennis Hopper Sale

Preview Berlin: The Emerging Art Fair Back for Its Sixth Edition

Museum of Fine Arts Receives $10 Million Gift from Bank of America

Baltimore Honors Late Rocker Frank Zappa with Bust Donated by Lithuanians

Archaeologists in Israel Find a 1,500 Year Old Samaritan Synagogue

Bond Creator Ian Fleming's Rare Sports Car Sells for Record at Bonhams

Boston Looks to Rebuild Museum at Tea Party Site

Sotheby's to Sell Paintings Depicting Tipu Sultan's Victory Over the British at the Battle of Pollilur in 1780

Christie's International plc Announces Management Changes

VIENNAFAIR 2011 Announces Georg Schöllhammer as New Artistic Director

Authorities in Iraq Finds Missing Artifacts in Premier's Storage

Ex-Supermodel Stephanie Seymour Reconciles with Art in America's Peter Brant

Americana Sale at Sotheby's Features the Collection of Frank and June Barsalona

Lehman Eyes $10 Million at Sotheby's Modern Art Auction

Museum Announces Appointment of Alice Beamesderfer as Deputy Director

Guernsey's Adds Princess Diana's Swan Lake Suite to Iconic Objects Auction

Tampa Museum of Art Opens "The American Impressionists in the Garden"

Teenage Photographer Prevails in Suit Against Porn Company

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Colossal statue of Amenhotep III unveiled on the west bank of the Nile in Egypt

2.- British royals crown New York visit with gala dinner

3.- Missing artwork rediscovered in "Stuart Little" sells for over 200,000 euros at auction

4.- Rossetti's Venus Verticordia soars at Sotheby's in London to sell for £2.88 million

5.- Russian magnate buys, then returns Nobel prize to American geneticist James Watson

6.- Egyptian Museum unveils four newly renovated halls of the famed Tutankhamun gallery

7.- 'The Secret of Dresden: From Rembrandt to Canaletto' on view at the Groninger Museum

8.- Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum reopens after three-year renovation

9.- More than 200 queries about works by possible heirs received on Nazi-era art hoard

10.- Attorney, artist and filmmaker reflects on the seven lessons learned at 2014 Art Basel Miami Beach

Related Stories



Tampa Museum of Art Debuts...Musical Lines in My Hands: The Work of Dominique Labauvie

Summer Exhibitions Showcase New Media Interest for Tampa Museum of Art

Leo Villareal Public Art Installation Illuminates Downtown with Sky

Tampa Museum of Art Unveils New Facility with Landmark Exhibitions



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site