Examine the Differences Between French and American Art During This Exhibit

Spend your Saturday immersed in beautiful Impressionist paintings! On March 30th, head to LSU Museum of Art to view Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism Through the French Lens. This extraordinary exhibition, drawn entirely from the collection of the Reading Public Museum, explores the path to Impressionism through the nineteenth century, and the complex relationship between French Impressionism of the 1870s and ‘80s, and the American interpretation of the style in the decades that followed.

More than seventy-five paintings and works on paper help tell the story of the new style of painting which developed at the end of the nineteenth century—one that emphasized light and atmospheric conditions, rapid or loose brushstrokes, and a focus on brightly colored scenes from everyday life. Some of the artists featured in the exhibition include Edgar Degas and Mary Cassatt, among others, who exhibited in the official Impressionist exhibitions in Paris in the 1870s and ‘80s.

Among the earliest American artists to embrace the style were John Singer Sargent, William Merritt Chase, John Henry Twachtman, Childe Hassam, and Frank W. Benson. Additional American artists embraced the style by the turn of the century, including Daniel Garber, Edward Redfield, Robert Spencer, Arthur Watson Sparks, Robert Lewis Reid, William Paxton, Chauncey Ryder, Frederick John Mulhaupt, and Guy Wiggins, are also highlighted in the exhibition.

Explore a world of Impressionist art at this fabulous exhibit! Admission to the LSU Museum of Art is $5 for adults and teens over 13 years of age and free for children 12 and under, LSU students, and museum members. For more information, visit

It’s hard to leave home sometimes – trust us, we know. But The Crossing Apartments in Denham Springs, Louisiana believes it is important to not only stay active in your community, but to also express curiosity about new subjects. This event is the perfect chance to spread your roots and learn new things!

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, March 30, 2019—10:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
LSU Museum of Art
100 Lafayette Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70801

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