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American Legacy: Our National Parks, On Location with the Plein-Air Painters of America
To create this exhibition organized by the Haggin Museum in California and on display at Booth Western Art Museum, 38 members and guests of the Plein-Air Painters of America selected their favorite park and set up their easels at sites across the country.
The resulting 100 paintings draw viewers into seasonal and daily experiences of color and light rendered in some of America's most beautiful places.
En plein air is French for "in the open air" and is often used to describe painters who work outdoors, on location.
More About Booth Western Art Museum
Offering free admission on the first Thursday of each month from 4pm to 8pm as community outreach, Booth Western Art Museum is a 120,000-square-foot facility featuring contemporary Western American art in the main galleries and historic Western art, Civil War art, presidential portraits and letters, Western movie posters and Western illustration in other galleries. For children, the Sagebrush Ranch gallery offers interactive education about art and Western America. Special events include Art for Lunch, normally the first Wednesday of each month, from 12:15 to 1pm. Evening lectures are usually the third Thursday of each month at 7 pm.