Programs & Events
- 24-hour advance reservations are available. Visitors without pre-booked tickets will be admitted as capacity allows. Masks and physical distancing are required of everyone onsite regardless of vaccination status.
April 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
SPRINGTIME SCHOLAR SERIES: Expanding Horizons: American Artists Discover Watercolor$10 – $12
with Kathleen A. Foster, The Robert L. McNeil Jr., Senior Curator of American Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Individual Lectures $12 ($10 members)
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Americans fell in love with watercolor in the decades after the founding of the American Watercolor Society in 1866. The rise of interest in this medium in the late 1800s was stoked by many forces, including the taste for impressionist sketching, the pressure of many women artists seeking a place in the art world, and the interest of a new generation of collectors. Watercolors by Homer, Eakins, and Sargent join examples from the Flo Gris collection to tell the story of the American watercolor movement.
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Image: William H. Lippincott (1849–1920), Summer Afternoon, Morris, Connecticut, 1885. Watercolor on paper, Florence Griswold Museum, Gift of The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company.
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