Impressions: Prints from the Impressionist Movement

January 30, 2018–August 5, 2018 D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts

Famous for bright colors and loose brush strokes, the Impressionists rejected traditional painting styles in favor of a new way of seeing and understanding modern life. These artists left their studios, taking to the outdoors, streets and cafes in order to create “impressions” of what they saw rather than attempting precise imitations of nature. This exhibition, which features prints by French and American artists, will explore how artists translated the impressionist painting style into black and white prints. The fluid lines and soft forms characteristic of impressionist prints are exemplified in this show through works by Jean-Louis Forain, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Childe Hassam, and others.

Assistant Curator of Art Maggie North Talks Impressions on Mass Appeal