Had more than enough winter weather but not planned a trip to the Caribbean? The latest Dayton
Art Institute exhibit could transport you to a summer paradise.
Many of the 100 artworks to be displayed beginning this weekend feature appealing titles such as
Beach at East Hampton and
After an April Shower.
The traveling exhibit is filled with lovely seascapes, blooming gardens and scenic harbors as
well as beautiful portraits and still-life paintings.
“American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artists’ Colony” will open on Saturday and run through
“Impressionism is really pleasing to the eye,” said Aimee Marcereau DeGalan, curator of
collections and exhibitions for the institute.
The exhibit includes names that visitors might recognize — Mary Cassatt, William Merritt Chase,
Chide Hassam, John Singer Sargent, John Twachtman — and names that might not be familiar.
The artists who aren’t so well-known add to the appeal, DeGalan said.
“It’s so interesting to