Blue Grass, Green Skies: American Impressionism and Realism from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

This exhibition presents a selection of paintings from LACMA’s collection, including works by Mary Cassatt, Childe Hassam, Ernest Lawson, John Henry Twachtman and William Wendt.

Committed Summer 2024 - Fall 2025

Exhibition Images

  • John Henry Twachtman, Harbor Scene, c. 1900, Oil on canvas, 30 1/16 x 30 1/8 in. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Given in memory of Eileen W. Foster by her Husband and Children. Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

  • Mary Cassatt Woman and Child

    Mary Cassatt, Woman and Child, late 19th or early 20th century, Oil on canvas, 28 3/4 x 23 5/8 in. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Deborah and John Landis. Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

  • Ernest Lawson River Landscape

    Ernest Lawson, River Landscape, early 20th century, Oil on canvas, 16 x 20 in. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Dr. Loren J. Stern. Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

  • John R. Grabach Sunlit Houses

    John R. Grabach, Sunlit Houses, c. 1912-1915, Oil on canvas, 27 1/8 x 27 1/8 in. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Tommy and Gill LiPuma. Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

  • F. Childe Hassam Ponte Vecchio

    F. Childe Hassam, Ponte Vecchio, 1897, Oil on canvas, 26 x 23 in. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Barbara Foreman. Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

About the Exhibition

This exhibition presents a selection of paintings from LACMA’s collection and will be organized in three sections: The Road to Impressionism at Home and Abroad, which will present the development and exchange that nurtured the iconic style on the western side of the Atlantic; The East Coast: Urban Life and its Escapes, a selection of paintings that reinforce the uncritical treatment of these dichotomous spaces with a focus on instilling an unsullied quiet to both; and California Landscapes, a section which will feature how both East- and West Coast artists treated subjects of the west, primarily through capturing its iconic sun-soaked atmosphere. The exhibition will include approximately 17 paintings and includes works by Mary Cassatt, Childe Hassam, Ernest Lawson, John Henry Twachtman, Guy Rose and William Wendt.

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