American Painters in Italy

Home / News / Events Calendar

American Painters in Italy

13 February, 2018 to 17 June, 2018


Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028

See location in Google Maps


Since the founding of the United States, American painters have been attracted to the celebrated art, ancient ruins, and picturesque scenery of Italy. 

This exhibition of works from the Museum's collection features watercolors, drawings, and sketchbooks by 18 American artists who traveled to and were inspired by Italy from the late 18th to the early 20th century. Among the best known are John Singleton Copley, Thomas Sully, George Inness, James McNeill Whistler, Maurice Prendergast, and John Singer Sargent.