This Saturday marks the opening of California Impressionism: Selections from the Irvine Museum at the Monterey Museum of Art. The central theme of the show focuses on the artistic magnetism that drew so many people to the diverse landscapes of California during the mid-nineteenth century through the late 1930s. This exhibit is a collection of the natural inspirations that sprang forth from the beaches of Laguna to the mountains of the High Sierras.
The exhibit spans over 80 years of artistic work and includes nearly 60 paintings and watercolors by artists Franz Bischoff, Jessie Botke, Paul Dougherty, Edgar Payne, Granville Redmond, Armin Hansen, William Ritschel and Henrietta Shore.
California Impressionism has been curated entirely from the Irvine Museum‘s extensive collection of early California art. The Irvine Museum is dedicated to the preservation and display of California art of the Impressionist Period (1890-1930).
California Impressionism: Selections from the Irvine Museum will be on view at the Monterey Museum from March 24 – May 27, 2012.