Impressionist Exhibition Opens Friday At Speed Museum

by Rick Howlett on February 2, 2011

Louisville’s Speed Art Museum is preparing to open its newest exhibition to the public this Friday.

It’s called Impressionist Landscapes: Monet to Sargent, and features more than 70 paintings.   

Chief Curator Ruth Cloudman says as the title suggests, the exhibition is not limited to European artists.

“I think a lot of people don’t realize that the American Impressionists were the most coherent group of Impressionists after the French, anywhere. Americans really embraced Impressionism. So it’s a very strong part of the show,” she said.

Thirty-eight works are on loan from the Brooklyn Museum, with the rest from the Speed and private collectors in Kentucky.

The exhibition runs from this Friday through May 22nd.

(Pictured: Rising Tide at Pourville by Claude Monet, 1882)

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