- Special Event
The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism (Special Event)
The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism
Thursday, March 29, 2018 1:00 PM
Aperture Cinema, Winston Salem, NC
- Ticket Price: $12.50 - $16.00
- Show Type: Special Event
With director Phil Grabsky in attendance!!!
The Artist’s Garden tells the intertwining stories of American Impressionism and The Garden
Movement which flourished between 1887–1920. Both movements responded to rapid social change
brought about by America’s industrialisation. With increasing urbanisation prompting the emerging
middle-class to seek refuge in the suburbs, they began to spend their free time and wealth
cultivating impressive private gardens.
When French art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel brought a selection of impressionist paintings to New
York in 1886, he changed the course of art in America entirely. Many American artists, inspired by
what they saw, made the pilgrimage to study in Monet’s Giverny, and were keen to employ their
experience to capture America’s own unique landscapes. In doing so, they captured a unique
moment in America’s history - a snapshot of a nation transitioning from a land of agriculture to a land
The Artist’s Garden follows the sell-out exhibition The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and
the Garden Movement, 1887-1920, on its journey from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts to
the ‘home’ of the movement - Florence Griswold’s colony at Old Lyme. Famed as a “place for high
thinking and low living”, the colony attracted a host of influential painters including Henry Ward
Ranger and Willard Metcalf.