A RiverArts Salon is a (virtual) place to learn something new, share ideas, explore interesting topics, see and be seen, and have fun.
Tuesdays at 5pm on Zoom
This 90-minute salon will be longer than our usual session!
Register below to get the Zoom link provided by the Smithsonian, which is unique to this week (& different from our usual weekly Zoom).
Nearly everyone who has an interest in art, and many who don't, know at least something about the French Impressionists; after all, Manet, Renoir, and Degas are household names. But people are often surprised to learn that there were some very skilled American painters from the last half of the 19th Century who spent time studying and working with the French Impressionists, then brought those experiences home and translated them for the American audience. In this virtual tour, we will look more closely at just what constitutes Impressionism and then meet several American Impressionists and their work from the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.