Opening of "German Impressionist Landscape Painting: Liebermann-Corinth-Slevogt"

Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau

Oompah! It's an Oktoberfest Street Festival when the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston opens its new German Impressionist Landscape Painting exhibition with an exuberant outdoor celebration. There will be German music and folk dancing, free beer and root beer samplings from St. Arnold Brewing Co., German wine and food tastings and more. The festival runs from 1 to 4 p.m.

After the outdoor fun, move inside to view the collection of paintings that represents the first exhibition by an American museum devoted entirely to these German landscapes. The 80 works by Lieberman, Corinth and Slevogt, largely light-drenched landscapes, arrive fresh off the walls of the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud in Cologne.

Art dealer Paul Cassirer labeled the three featured artists the "Triumvirate of German Impressionism" in 1901. Yet in a stroke of curatorial brilliance, the MFAH exhibition is, to date, the only instance in which their works will be on view side-by-side. Not only does the exhibition communicate the German Impressionists' painterly acumen, it reveals the intricacies of how artistic moods translate across national borders, and as seen at the MFAH, become singular reflections of the furiously emboldened 1920s Berlin zeitgeist.

The exhibition is on view through Dec. 5.



Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005


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