The Lightner Museum’s exhibit, St. Augustine in a New Light has recently been extended through September 20, 2021.
Explore the work of American Impressionist painters who wintered in St. Augustine at the dawn of the 20th century.
In the hands of American artists, Impressionism was subject to a variety of interpretations. While some painters adopted the modern subject matter, broken brushstrokes, fleeting atmospheric effects, and bright palette of the French Impressionists, others did not fully abandon their academic training.
The advent of artist colonies fostered the growth of Impressionism as a movement and allowed artists to exchange ideas, collaborate, and experiment.