November 12, 2016 – February 26, 2017
Paton | Smith | Della Penna-Fernberger Galleries
The James A. Michener Art Museum presents: The Death of Impressionism? Disruption & Innovation in Art. This exhibition explores the significance of Impressionism in the Delaware Valley Region through juxtapositions of Impressionist paintings with more modernist works, or through examinations of transitional moments in specific artists’ careers—moments that transformed their practice as well as that of others around them. At its core is a close review of the rift between the old guard and the new guard in the late 1920s and early 1930s, and the broader ramifications of discord that have filtered through art production during the past eight decades. More broadly, The Death of Impressionism? Disruption & Innovation in Art provides visitors and scholars alike with a focused lens through which to view the stylistic transformations, changing patterns of taste, and cultural shifts as they pertain to the past century in American art. Among the artists, the exhibition features the work of InLiquid Artist member Helen Mirkil.
THE DEATH OF IMPRESSIONISM? Disruption & Innovation in Art is generously supported by Visit Bucks County, SEI Private Wealth Management, and Worth & Company, Inc.