Thursday, September 24, 2009

American Landscapes - Treasures from the Parrish Art Museum

This weekend is the opening of an exhibit at The Parrish Art Museum that traces the progression of American landscape painting, from the Hudson River School to the American Impressionists, from the early Modernists to contemporary painters. Located in Southhampton, the Parrish Museum is devoted to American art, with an emphasis on the art of Eastern Long Island.

Here are some of the programs associated with the American Landscapes exhibit:

“Talking Landscape” Exhibition Opening and Reception
Saturday · September 26, 2009
6 pm
Parrish Members free|$7 Nonmembers

Join us for what promises to be a lively exchange among three leading contemporary artists, Jennifer Bartlett, April Gornik, and Will Cotton. Moderated by Parrish Director Terrie Sultan. A reception will follow at 7 pm.

Special Lecture and Book Signing William Merritt Chase: Landscapes in Oil
Saturday · October 10, 2009
6 pm
$5 Parrish Members|$10 Nonmembers

On Oct. 9, the subject will be “Up and Down the Coast: Plein-air Art Colonies." Dr. Longwell will discuss the fashionable East Coast resorts that have attracted artists as well as beachgoers for more than a century.

And *this* one sounds interesting:

The Oct. 16 talk, “Whither Landscape: Contemporary Trends," will consider the effects of our changing ecological climate on the tradition of plein-air painting and how today's artists incorporate those concerns into their work.

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