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Scenic Impressions: Southern Interpretation from The Johnson Collection

Scenic Impressions: Southern Interpretations from the Johnson Collection features more than 40 paintings by native Southerners and painters who traveled to the Southern states between the 1880s and the 1940s. These stunning artworks reflect a moment in American art when a strong interest in Impressionism reinvigorated how artists viewed their environment. With a loose, painterly style, the artists of Scenic Impressions used bold, high-key colors and a fluidity of form to signal their desire to capture atmospheric transience or a “scenic impression.” The exhibition is on view May 19 – August 5 at USC’s McKissick Museum in Columbia. Free.