When: Tue Jul 17th
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Cahoon Museum, 4676 Falmouth Road, Cotuit
Wine and Book Discussion on Theodore E. Stebbins, “Lure of Italy: American Artists and the Italian Experience, 1760-1914.” RSVP by July 16 by calling the Museum (508)428-7581.
This talk is part of the exhibit: The Influence of Italy on American Artists
Many artists have been influenced by the beautiful country of Italy either by spending time there or by studying works of artists that have spent time there. This exhibition will look at those influences and what changes are seen in their work particularly in relation to subject matter, color and space.
The history of the American artists being influenced by Italy probably goes back to the early 19th century when the grand tour of Europe was a vital part of an artist’s education. Some artists, like Charles Paul Gruppé (1860-1940) whose work we experienced in the spring exhibition, never really made it to Italy because they became enamored with other countries like Holland. Others like Robert Frederick Blum (1857-1903) and John Heliker (1909-2000) embraced the Italian mood and painted beautiful scenes of the country.
This exhibition will look at how artists have become enamored with Italy and have been heavily influenced by the country in their work. It will include works in various media by artists in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.
The following talks and activities are included in the price of admission:
Thursday, June 14 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm - Opening Reception
Tuesday, June 19, 11 a.m. – Gallery talk about the exhibition
Tuesday, July 10, 11 a.m. – Richard Waterhouse, curator will give a tour of the exhibition
Tuesday, July 17, 7 p.m. – Wine and Book Discussion on Theodore E. Stebbins, “Lure of Italy: American Artists and the Italian Experience, 1760-1914.” RSVP by July 16 by calling the Museum (508)428-7581.
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