Scenic Impressions: Southern Interpretations from the Johnson Collection
Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, Georgia
Jan 16, 2016 – Apr 10, 2016
In its presentation of some forty paintings created between 1880 and 1940—including landscapes and genre scenes—Scenic Impressions traces an international aesthetic’s journey to and germination in the American South. Featured artists include Wayman Adams, Colin Campbell Cooper, Elliott Daingerfield, G. Ruger Donoho, James Herring, Alfred Hutty, John Ross Key, Blondelle Malone, Lawrence Mazzanovich, Paul Plaschke, Hattie Saussy, Alice Ravenel Huger Smith, Anthony Thieme, Helen Turner, and Ellsworth Woodward, artists who explored local color to produce, in the words of the popular and prolific American Impressionist Childe Hassam, “some things that are charming.” After opening at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis, Tennessee, the exhibition is now on view at the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, Georgia, through April 10, 2016. Future venues include the McKissick Museum in Columbia, South Carolina, and the Knoxville (Tennessee) Museum of Art.