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Canton opens American Impressionism exhibition

“Dancing in the Light: Masterworks from the Age of American Impressionism” opens Saturday at the Canton Museum of Art.

The exhibition focuses on Ohio and regional American Impressionism works and includes major pieces from private collections seldom, if ever, exhibited publicly.

Youngstown’s Butler Institute of American Art is among the museums that lent work to Canton for the show. Other contributors include Cincinnati Art Museum, Cleveland Museum of Art, Columbus Museum of Art, Dayton Art Institute, Flint Institute of Art, Huntington Museum of Art, Toledo Museum of Art and Westmoreland Museum of American Art.

John Singer Sargent, Robert Blum, Alice Schille and Childe Hassam are among the artists represented by the 51 works in a show guest curated by James Keny of Keny Galleries, Columbus.

According to Keny, “‘Dancing in the Light’ is one of the most major shows to address the immensely popular subject of American Impressionism in a mid-western venue in several decades, and the first to showcase a comprehensive survey of American Impressionism highlighting the numerous masterpieces owned by Ohio collectors and regional institutions.”

The exhibit runs through March 7, 2021, at the Canton museum, 1001 Market Ave. North, Canton. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Timed entry admission tickets are available online at www.cantonart.org. For more information, call 330-453-7666.

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