The Evolution of Landscape Painting in America, from the Revolution to the Civil War
Dr. Elizabeth Kornhauser, Alice Pratt Brown Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Dessert Reception and Open Galleries from 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Lecture at 7:30 pm
At the turn of the twentieth century there was a concentration of artists working in Connecticut who came of age in rapidly industrializing world and sought a more intimate, bucolic and orderly landscape. Artists’ colonies sprang up in Cos Cob and Old Lyme and included some of the most famous landscape painters in American art history: John H. Twachtman, J. Alden Weir, Childe Hassam, Willard Metcalf, and Theodore Robinson. Complementing the exhibition Pasture to Pond: Connecticut Impressionism, this series of lectures will explore the tradition of American landscape painting, the market for Impressionism in America and how it led to a uniquely American version of the style, and the art colonies that were established in Connecticut around the movement.