June 11 – September 4, 2022
In 1883, French Impressionist painter Claude Monet settled in Giverny, a village nestled at the confluence of the Seine and Epte rivers. This is the scene of the CMA’s beloved Monet landscape painting. Glimpses of the new, still-radical Impressionist style inspired many American artists to go study in France where the movement was developing in real time.
American artists traveled to Giverny and home again for four decades at the turn of the 20th century, transforming the American art scene. This exhibition features over 40 artists, including Giverny Colony founders Willard Metcalf and Louis Ritter, as well as Richard Edward Miller, Lilla Cabot Perry, John Singer Sargent, Mary Fairchild MacMonnies, and Guy Rose.
Organized by the Columbia Museum of Art.
(1864 – 1939)
Harvest Time (detail), c. 1891
Oil on canvas
Image courtesy of Bonhams
07 / July
Free First Thursday at the CMAEnjoy free admission courtesy of Dominion Energy and extended hours. Enjoy a public tour of featured exhibitions In the Shadow of Monet: Giverny and American Impressionism and Amanda McCavour: Bright Little Day Stars. Be on Boyd Plaza in the evening for live music, food vendors, and a beer garden courtesy of The Whig. Plaza events by First Thursday on Main.
07 / July
Public Tour: Featured ExhibitionsImmerse yourself in a world of nature and light on this guided tour that explores the work of American Impressionists and their experiences in France alongside installations by contemporary artist Amanda McCavour. Free with membership or admission. Join today!
Patricia L. Beckler
Barbara and Roger Blau; Nelson Mullins Riley and Scarborough
Barbara B. Boyd; The Braddock Group of Janney Montgomery Scott LLC; Joseph Bruce