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En Plein-Air: An Introduction to California Impressionism

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California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks - CMATO

The Oaks, 350 W. Hillcrest Drive

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Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

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Join CMATO for an expert introduction on California Impressionism, inspired by our new exhibition!

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During the early 20th century, California artists produced a unique style that combined several distinctive aspects of American and European art. This style—known as California Impressionism or California plein-air painting —focused on capturing the special light and color of the state’s landscape and helped to define modern landscape painting

Join us in the galleries for a talk with art collector Rich Reitzell, author of From a Versatile Brush: The Life and Art of Jean Mannheim. This illustrated talk complements CMATO’s current exhibit, GIFTED: Collecting the Art of California at Gardena High School, a major exhibition widely acknowledged as comprising one of the nation’s greatest collections of early 20th century California art.

Reitzell will examine the principal painters of art in California during the early 20th century, and share remarkable stories about the artists with work in the collection, including his great grandfather, painter Jean Mannheim. Mannheim, a major contributor to the Arroyo Seco and Los Angeles art communities in the early 20th century, was one of several European artists whose portraits and plein-air landscapes formed a part of the burgeoning impressionism era in California.

En Plein-Air: An Introduction to California Impressionism is free for Museum members and $15 for non-members.

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California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks - CMATO

The Oaks, 350 W. Hillcrest Drive

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Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

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The California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks (CMATO) is a cultural institution dedicated to engaging, educating and uplifting the human spirit through the palette of art. Established in 2008, the museum showcases established and emerging contemporary artists, with a unique focus on participatory art. As part of its mission to connect people to creativity, ideas and to each other, CMATO features rotating temporary exhibitions, artist lectures and educational programs that foster discussion, participation and an appreciation for the visual arts. To learn more or to become a museum member, visit http://www.cmato.org

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