St. Augustine in a New Light Art Exhibit
Aug. 9 to Sept. 20, 2021 | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lightner Museum
The Lightner Museum will host an exhibit feature American Impressionism during museum hours through Monday, Sept. 20, 2021.
In the waning years of the 19thcentury, St. Augustine became a winter haven for Impressionist painters from artists’ colonies in the north. Attracted by the warm climate and picturesque scenery, the artists who came to the city found a reliable source of income in the wealthy tourists who wintered at Henry Flagler’s hotels.
Inspired by their European contemporaries, they applied the shimmering light, warm colors and expressive brushwork of French Impressionism to scenes of St. Augustine’s quaint streets, bustling harbors and magnificent coastline. The lyrical and dazzling paintings produced by the American Impressionist artists at work in St. Augustine presented the Ancient City and its environs in a bold new light.
Drawn from the collection of the Lightner Museum, this new exhibition includes more than 20 American Impressionist paintings and works on paper from the 1880s through the 1940s.
Admission: $17 adults; $14 college students and seniors; $10 youth 12 to 17; free for children 11 and under
When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Monday, Aug. 9 to Monday, Sept. 20, 2021
Where: The Lightner Museum is located at 75 King St. in historic downtown St. Augustine.