Scenic Impressions: Southern Interpretations from the Johnson Collection
Knoxville (Tennessee) Museum of Art
May 4, 2018 – Jul 29, 2018
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, the McKissick Museum in Columbia South Carolina, Telfair Museums in Savannah, Georgia, and is presently installed at the Knoxville (Tennessee) Museum of Art. The Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts at Spartanburg's Wofford College will be the show's final venue.