Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art

Marietta, GA



Treasures from the Hunter Museum of American Art

Childe Hassam,"French Tea Garden," 1910, oil on canvas, 35 x 40 1/4 inches, Collection of Hunter Museum of American Art


The Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art presents the exhibition "Treasures from the Hunter Museum of American Art," which features the famed Childe Hassam painting "French Tea Garden," through Sunday, Sept. 5, 1999.

This is the first time Hassam's "French Tea Garden" has been displayed in Georgia. Considered by many to be one of the best American Impressionist painters, Hassam is often called the "American Monet."

The Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, Tenn., is home to one of the most important collections of American art in the Southeast. More than 35 of the Hunter's finest works will be on display at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art. In addition to major Impressionist works and Hudson River School paintings portraying a realistic view of American landscapes, Ashcan School - American Scene paintings will also be represented.

"Out of Realism," according to Alexander Gaudieri, director of the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, "arose a struggle begun by the French Impressionists to represent the fleeting effects of nature. Hassam's masterpiece 'French Tea Garden' typifies the transience of the entire Impressionist movement. The movements of Realism and Impressionism are represented in the exhibition with some of the finest examples created in our country in the latter part of the 19th and early part of the 20th centuries."

Featured in the exhibition are works by Robert Henri, Ernest Lawson, John Sloan, Maurice Prendergast, Reginald Marsh, John Singer Sargent, George Caleb Bingham, James McNeill Whistler, and others.

Although "Treasures from the Hunter Museum of American Art" runs through September 5, "French Tea Garden" and four others works will be limited to exclusive display through August 10. Guided museum tours of the exhibition conducted by Dr. Noah D. Meadows, Jr. will be given at 2 p.m. daily through August 8.


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For further biographical information on selected artists cited in this article please see America's Distinguished Artists, a national registry of historic artists.

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