Across the Atlantic:
American Impressionism Through the French Lens
November 2, 2019-January 5, 2020
Drawn mostly from the collection of the Reading Public Museum, this exhibition explores the path to Impressionism through the 19th century in France. The show examines the sometimes complex relationship between French Impressionism of the 1870s and 80s and the American interpretation of the style in the decades that followed. More than 65 paintings and works on paper help tell the story of the “new style” of painting which developed at the end of the 19th century—one that emphasized light and atmospheric conditions, rapid or loose brushstrokes, and a focus on brightly colored scenes from everyday life, including both urban and rural settings.
The exhibition, events and programming are sponsored in part by Marion Cultural Alliance, Fine Arts for Ocala, Art Bridges and CAMPUS USA Credit Union.
Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism Through the French Lens is organized by the Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania.
A Dickens Christmas:
The Urban Family Holiday Exhibition
November 9, 2019-January 5, 2020
The Appleton and the Urban Family invite you to celebrate A Dickens Christmas. Along with the popular Dickens Village, nutcrackers and caroler collection, see several of the Urban's beloved, themed trees throughout the museum. Trees decorated by community members and businesses will also be on display in the second-floor galleries.
The Urban Family Day Event
Saturday, December 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy free admission all day to see the exhibits, have photos taken with Santa and make holiday-inspired art in the ARTSpace.
1 to 3 p.m., take carriage rides and enjoy light refreshments.
From Spain to the U.S.
January 25-May 24, 2020
This festive and multi-dimensional exhibition explores the origins, infl uences, development and appreciation of Flamenco as a highly respected art form on the world stage. Shaped over centuries by a multitude of cultural and regional infl uences including Roman, Sephardic, Arabic and Andalusian, Flamenco became a folkloric art form that began among the Gypsy people of Spain.
Featuring approximately 140 objects dating from the late 19th century to the present, this exhibition focuses on the folkloric roots of Flamenco, tracing its history as it was transformed into a performance art.
This exhibition has been organized by the Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico and is circulating through GuestCurator Traveling Exhibitions.
At Home in the World:
Photographs by Billy Joe Hoyle
January 25-June 21, 2020
Photographer Billy Joe Hoyle has spent the last two decades traveling the world and documenting diverse customs, beliefs and lifestyles. Every country has its own identity. “At Home in the World” is a collection of environmental portraits that explores these differences. In his typical street photographer style, Hoyle’s photographs are unexpected encounters that give an accurate and authentic look into the lives of his subjects.
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