Lens of Impressionism – Bon Voyage!

Claude Monet, Seascape: Storm, 1866, oil on canvas, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, © Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, Photo: Michael Agee

This weekend is your last chance to see the The Lens of Impressionism: Photography and Painting Along the Normandy Coast, 1850–1874 exhibition before it closes! The exhibition includes ninety works, which include photographs, paintings, drawings, and prints. The works of art in the exhibition highlight the connection between Impressionist painters and early photographers who lived in nineteenth-century France and were inspired by Normandy. The coast of Normandy was a popular vacation destination at this time and both photographers and painters captured scenic coastal landscapes of Normandy.

Families create works of art in the Studio during Studio Creations.

We have plenty of fun things to do with your family that relate to the exhibition. This weekend, participate in family activities like Studio Creations and Yoga for Kids during the Late Night at the DMA. We will also have Materials & Me, a program for children ages 2-4, and all ages will enjoy the performance by our storyteller, Ann Marie Newman.

Families enjoy yoga during a Late Night at the DMA.

For all of you night owls, the Museum will remain open after Late Night and will offer half-price ($8) exhibition tickets to The Lens of Impressionism and half-price parking in the Museum garage from midnight until 10:00 a.m. on Saturday morning.

A smorgasbord of materials for visitors to use!

 This weekend, bring your young artists to create their own work of art in the Studio during Studio Creations. Pick up a family gallery guide for the The Lens of Impressionism exhibition and think about travel and beach activities. When you are finished exploring the exhibition, head to the Studio to make your own travel poster. Visitors have had a great time this month creating multi-media travel posters of dream destinations!

Travel posters that visitors have created in the Studio.

Posted by: Amanda
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