American Impressionism: Treasures from the Daywood Collection

September 19 – December 13, 2020

Drawn from the collection of the Huntington Museum of Art, American Impressionism: Treasures from the Daywood Collection features 41 elegant American paintings, originally from the private collection of Arthur Dayton and Ruth Woods Dayton. This exhibition showcases work from a transitional time in American art, approximately the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when artists abandoned the rigors of academic styles and subjects. They turned instead to intimate scenes of the cultivated countryside and figure studies of friends and neighbors that reflected the more modern influences of the Barbizon School, Impressionism, and Post-Impressionism. Robert Henri, George Inness, George Luks, Homer Dodge Martin, Gari Melchers, John Sloan, John Twachtman, and J. Alden Weir are among the notable artists featured in the exhibition, which serves as a luminous window into one couple’s experience in the world of art patronage.

The Art of Patronage: American Paintings from the Daywood Collection was organized by the Huntington Museum of Art and toured by International Arts and Artists, Washington, DC.

October 1: Curator's Tour, 12:15pm
Curators take you on a new gallery tour each month. From specialized and personal points of view, curators offer unique perspectives on all FWMoA exhibits. Free with Museum admission. The tour is open to the first 12 registrants. Please RSVP here. 

November 19: Facebook Live, 7pm
Join us for a Facebook Live  discussion with CEO Charles Shepard joined by Geoff Fleming, Executive Director at the Huntington Museum of Art and Chris Hattan, the Huntington Museum of Art's Senior Curator and curator of American Impressionism. They'll discuss the history of Impressionism in America and its many influences, from French Impressionism to the Berlin school, and how early private collectors have shaped the collections of American museums today.

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