Childe Hassam (American, 1859–1935). Old House, East Hampton, 1917. Oil on linen, 20 x 30 1/8 inches.


Gifford Beal (American, 1879–1956). Garden Beach, n.d. Oil on canvas 40 x 50 inches.


Lila Cabot Perry (American, 1848–1933). The Poacher, 1907. Oil on linen, 84 ½ x 34 ¼ inches.


Charles Allen Winter (American, 1869–1942). Gloucester Landscape with Boats, n.d. Oil on linen, mounted on board, 20 1/8 x 24 1/8 inches. Bank of America Collection.


Guy Carlton Wiggins (American, 1883–1962). Trinity Church, Wall Street, c. 1938. Oil on canvas, 30 x 25 1/8 inches. Bank of America Collection.


Robert Spencer (American, 1879–1931). Afternoon Bathers, c. 1920. Oil on linen, 30 1/8 x 36 1/8 inches. Bank of America Collection.


Louis Hovey Sharp (American, 1874–1946). Pasadena Light, n.d. Oil on linen, 25 x 30 inches. Bank of America Collection.


Lawton Silas Parker (American, 1868–1954). First Born, n.d. Oil on linen, 32 1/8 x 35 ½ inches. Bank of America Collection.


Philip Little (American, 1857–1942). Untitled (Landscape with Water and Trees), 1925. Oil on canvas, 38 ¼ x 60 inches. Bank of America Collection.


E. Martin Hennings (American, 1886–1956). Two Summer Riders, c. 1930s. Oil on Canvas, 30 ¼ x 30 ¼ inches. Bank of America Collection.


Oscar E. Berninghaus (American, 1874–1852). Indian Police, n.d. Oil on canvas, 10 x 14 inches. Bank of America Collection

In a New Light: American Impressionism 1870-1940 | Works from the Bank of America Collection

Summer 2022

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Please note, In a New Light: American Impressionism 1870-1940, has been tentatively rescheduled to summer 2022. A warm thank you to GRAM’s generous sponsors who supported the exhibition—we look forward to presenting In a New Light in Grand Rapids in 2022.  See our COVID-19 update for more information.

A sweeping survey of American Impressionism, In A New Light: American Impressionism 1870—1940, presents groundbreaking paintings, prints, and drawings from acclaimed artists such as George Inness, Childe Hassam, Thomas Moran, John Sloan, Ernest Lawson, Daniel Garber, and Guy Carleton Wiggins, among others. This comprehensive exhibition of American Impressionism traces the emergence and evolution of a truly American style of art.

The 130 works included in the exhibition reflect the changing mindset of America from the mid-19th to early 20th century. The exhibition concentrates on regional artists’ colonies that were crucial to the American Impressionism movement, from colonies in the Northeast, to the Midwest, and the American West. A tranquil place for artists to share ideas and resources, these collaborative enclaves were often established in rural areas of great natural beauty, yet not far from growing urban centers. The show explores the ways in which local artists interpreted America’s rural, maritime, and urban spaces and portray daily life using the Impressionist devices of capturing the moment with brisk brushstrokes, a vibrant palette, and atmospheric effects. Organized by Bank of America’s Art in Our Communities Program, In A New Light is the first major exhibition of American Impressionism at GRAM in over a decade.

This exhibition has been loaned through the Bank of America Art in our Communities® program.

Presenting Sponsor:

Support for this exhibition is generously provided by:
Wege Foundation
Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs
National Endowment for the Arts
Ken Betz and Pat Brewer
James and Mary Nelson
Greg and Meg Willit
Janet Gatherer Boyles and John Boyles
Robert Daverman, AIA / Grand Rapids Community Foundation
Eenhoorn, LLC.
Dr. Ronald and Mrs. Dawn Ford / Elite Plastic Surgery
Haworth, Inc.
Kurt and Madelon Hassberger
Dirk and June Hoffius
Lizbeth S. O’Shaughnessy and Terry Rathbun
Donald and Ann Kelley
Susan and Jack Smith
Lead Exhibition Society Sponsor:

Friends of Impressionism:
Dorothy Williamson
Dr. Sandra and Mr. Warren Rempel
Frank and Sharon Van Haven
Phillip and Julie Croll
Jane Timmer

Additional funding provided by the GRAM Exhibition Society
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