American Impressionism: Treasures from the Daywood Collection

oil painting of a summer scene oil painting of a winter scene
John Henry Twachtman (American, 1853-1902) 
Horseneck Brook in Winter, ca. 1892-1894
Oil on canvas
26 x 32 in. 
Gift of Ruth Woods Dayton
November 18, 2021 - February 13, 2022

The more than forty important paintings featured in this show evoke the timeless beauty of late 19th- and early 20th-century American Art and offers today’s audiences a bucolic retreat from the stresses of modern life through luminous paintings that invite quiet contemplation and the immersive pleasures of rural beauty. This collection highlights a remarkable period of transition in the course of American art. During this pivotal time of innovation and discovery, a group of artists, including such masters as Robert Henri, George Inness, John Sloan, and J. Alden Weir, embraced newly acquired creative freedoms, while abandoning the rigidity of traditional academic hierarchies.

This exhibition was curated by Christopher Hatten, Senior Curator at the Huntington Museum of Art in Huntington, West Virginia. 

American Impressionism: Treasures from the Daywood Collection is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade Mayor and Board of Commissioner, the State of Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the City of Coral Gables.

Logos for the American Alliance of Museums, Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs, Miami-Dade County, and the City of Coral Gables