Making impressions

Artown is just over a month away, but you don’t need to wait until July to see one of the biggest exhibitions in town. An Impressionist Eye: Painting and Sculpture from the Philip and Janice Levin Foundation examines artwork created during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The exhibit begins with Impressionism, an artistic movement in painting typified by the use of broken brushstrokes of bright, often unmixed, colors and textured surfaces that create an “impression” of a subject. Some of the collection’s highlights are “Chrysanthemums,” a still life of pink and red chrysanthemums by Claude Monet and Amedeo Modigliani’s “Head of a Woman” (pictured above). The show also includes works by Mary Cassatt, Pablo Picasso, Edouard Vuillard and Alberto Giacometti. An Impressionist Eye is on display through July 18 and is showing concurrently with Nevada Portraits: Photographs by Reed Bingham, Lorenzo Latimer and the Latimer Art Club, Marco Brambilla: HalfLife and Photographs by Reinhart Mlineritsch. The exhibitions are at the Nevada Museum of Art, 160 W. Liberty St. Admission is $10 adults, $8 students and seniors ages 60 and older, and $1 for children ages 6-12. Call 329-3333 or visit—Kelley Lang