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American Impressionism: A New Vision, 1880–1900

July 19, 2014 to October 19, 2014
Scottish National Gallery (Edinburgh, Scotland)

With more than 70 paintings produced in Europe and the United States between 1880 and 1900, this exhibition highlights the unique vision of American Impressionism. Expatriates such as Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent, and James McNeill Whistler played a role in the creation of the impressionist aesthetic and worked alongside French artists. Others, in the succeeding years, adapted the ‘New Painting’ to their native land, offering a renewed presentation of the American landscape with bright, sun-filled canvases. Artists such as William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam, and Edmund Tarbell appropriated the new French techniques to American sites and subjects, thus emphasizing a growing national identity.

Organized in collaboration with the Musée des impressionismes Giverny and the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, the exhibition offers a fresh exploration of an American engagement with the techniques of impressionism on both sides of the Atlantic.

This exhibition is also being shown at the Musée des impressionismes Giverny (Mar. 28–June 29) and the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid (Nov. 4, 2014–Feb. 1, 2015).

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From Isolationism to World Power: the Changing Nature of US Foreign Policy in the Twentieth Century Schools Conference 2009

The Depression, Roosevelt and the New Deal. A one-day conference for A-Level and Access students of American Government and Politics, American History and Media Studies. Wednesday 24th January 2007. 

History, Politics and the Presidential Election of 1996. A major student conference took place at the Merseyside Maritime Museum on 16th October 1996. Speakers included representatives from both the Republican and Democrat Parties.

American Foreign Policy and The Cold War A one day conference for A-Level and Access students was held on Wednesday, October 22nd 1997 at the Merseyside Maritime Museum.

Teaching American History in Schools a one-day conference on Teaching American History in Schools held at the University of Nottingham on July 15, 1998

An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of American Government and Politics, held at the Maritime Museum in Liverpool on October 21st, featured lectures by Niall Palmer (Brunel University) on the Presidency, Esther Jubb (Liverpool John Moores University) on the Supreme Court and Ian Scott (University of Manchester) on the Congress.

Muhammad Ali: Living Mythically; the American Hero A one-day conference for lecturers, teachers and under/postgraduate students Venue: Central London, jointly organised with the University of Westminster Monday March 29th, 1999.

American Studies Teachers’ Conference Puritanism and The Crucible
School of American and Canadian Studies University of Nottingham Wednesday, June 21, 2000

American Classic Film
A one-day conference at the London University Institute of United States Studies on Tuesday 22nd May 2001, reviewed four landmarks of American Cinema: Raging Bull; Chinatown; Dr Strangelove; On the Waterfront.

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