Denver Art Museum’s current exhibition, Whistler to Cassatt - American Painters in France, explores the stylistic influence of French art on American artists from 1855 to 1913. During this time, many American artists including, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, John Singer Sargent, and Mary Cassatt, flocked to France, to live, work, and learn in Paris and in artist colonies throughout Brittany and Normandy. This exhibit features the work of these artists plus works by Childe Hassam, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Elizabeth Nourse, Cecilia Beaux, Walter Gay, Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, and others.
Beginning with a gallery modeled after the Paris Salon (an annual art exhibition organized by the prestigious Royal Academy of Painting and of Sculpture), this exhibition features more than 100 paintings, thematically organized into seven sections, and spanning styles from classicism, realism, tonalism, impressionism, and many combinations thereof. Whistler to Cassatt: American Painters in France runs through March 13, 2022.
Whistler to Cassatt requires a special exhibition ticket. Please check the museum’s website for the latest ticketing policies and procedures.
Denver Public Library has created an expansive list of print and online resources for adults as well as children to enhance your viewing of this coming exhibit. To check out any of these titles, visit any Denver Public Library, call our reference line at 720-865-1111 (Tue-Thu, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. & Fri-Mon, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.) or search our online catalog anytime at denverlibrary.org.
Blog post by Andrew Wickins, Central Library, Books & Borrowing