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The "Monet and American Impressionism" exhibit opened at the Hunter Museum on Friday and will run through Sept. 20. 

"Monet and American Impressionism" will feature several Monet paintings and highlight American artists who launched a new way of painting in response to the influence of French  Impressionism. 

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When the first American Impressionists began returning from Europe in the mid-1880s, they soon found themselves embracing a familiar yet unexpectedly rich and rewarding subject.

Newly trained by their French mentors to paint out of doors — where they could revel in the mysteries of shifting light and color — they set out looking for American settings just as the nation's late-19th-century garden movement was taking off.

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Rarely seen American paintings from a private family collection in Maryland will be going on view at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

The museum said Thursday that Thelma and Melvin Lenkin of Chevy Chase, Maryland, are lending 19 major paintings to the museum for display April 17 through Aug. 16.

The Lenkin collection includes masterworks of American impressionism and from the Ashcan school, portraying scenes of daily life in New York.

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The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts presents "The Artist's Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887–1920." On view February 13 – May 24, 2015, the exhibition illuminates the intertwining stories of Impressionism, Philadelphia’s role in the national garden movement, and the growing popularity of gardening among middle-class Americans during the Progressive era.

Philadelphia boasts a distinguished gardening history dating back to William Penn’s 17th century vision of the city as a wholesome “green country town.” It is in the City of Brotherly Love that the Colonial Revival Garden movement originated with the Centennial Exhibition in 1876, and where, in 1913, the Garden Club of America was founded.

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