New Hunter Museum exhibit highlights Monet, American impressionism

The great impressionists—including Claude Monet—will be celebrated at a new exhibit at the Hunter Museum of American Art.

“Monet and American Impressionism” will open to the public June 27 and last through Sept. 20. The exhibit will feature several Monet paintings and the work of 25 American artists who helped launch impressionism in the West following the French influence.

The exhibit will only be presented in three cities—Gainesville, Florida; Savannah, Georgia; and Chattanooga—offering a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” according to Nandini Makrandi, chief curator at the Hunter Museum. “We will explore the influences of French impressionism and see how it was translated from a uniquely American perspective.”

The exhibition will include landscapes, portraits, and images of modern life as depicted through thematic schemes. With Monet as a starting point, the themes will touch on topics such as the vibrance of urbanism and the impact of the impressionism aesthetic on intellectual life in American cities. 

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