Scenic Impressions: Southern Interpretations from the Johnson Collection

McKissick Museum, University of South Carolina, Columbia
May 19, 2017 – Aug 5, 2017

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, 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 was on view at the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, Georgia, before traveling to the McKissick Museum. Future venues include the Telfair Museums in Savannah, Georgia, and the Knoxville (Tennessee) Museum of Art.

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