American Painters in Italy

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American Painters in Italy

13 February, 2018 to 17 June, 2018

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

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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.