Fleischer Museum M U S E U M D E V E L O P M E N T , - H I S T O R Y
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About Fleischer Museum
Fleischer Museum opened in 1990 as the first museum dedicated to American Impressionism, California School 1890-1930s. In the late nineteenth century, an art style blending American and European elements was initiated in California by formally trained, professional artists who traveled and painted internationally before settling in the west. Characterized by plein air painting, their canvases depict the abundance of sunlight and brilliantly colored landscapes. This era is an important and intergral part of our rich American art history. The Fleischer collection represents more than eighty artists from this period.
While the focus of the Fleischer collection is on American Impressionism, the museum's perspective has broadened with the acquisition of Russian and Soviet Impressionism from the Cold War era, 1930-1980s; a window to life during the Soviet era.