Arts & Culture

Pensacola Museum of Art announces fall exhibition, Rebels With a Cause: American Impressionist Women

The Pensacola Museum of Art announces the exhibition “Rebels with a Cause: American Impressionist Women” which will be on view from Sept. 8 through Dec. 31 in the Henderson Thornton and Kugelman Family galleries located on the second floor of the museum. The exhibition is organized by the Huntsville Museum of Art, located in Huntsville, Alabama, and features 54 works consisting of paintings, drawings and sculptures from the Sellars Collection of Art by American Women. The exhibition will have a closing reception on Dec. 1.

“Rebels With a Cause” presents a selection of works by female artists active between the mid-19th and mid-20th centuries who rebelled against the conventions of their day by exhibiting alongside their male counterparts, receiving awards and clearing a path for future artists. The collection of paintings embody the early influence of French impressionism and its precursor, the Barbizon Style.

The works feature characteristics of the American impressionist style, but also reach beyond impressionism’s strict definitions reflecting individual artistic approaches. Today, art historians are rediscovering the significance of these female artists and establishing their rightful place in the expanding narrative of American history. Subjects include accomplished florals and still-lifes, elegant portraits, engaging genre scenes, and landscapes both intimate and panoramic, reflecting many different regions of the country and world.

Located at 407 S. Jefferson St. in historic downtown Pensacola, the Pensacola Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 4 p.m.

The Pensacola Museum of Art stewards a growing collection of modern and contemporary art of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries.  The permanent collection supports the museum’s mission to collect, preserve and interpret objects of visual, cultural and educational value to promote the understanding and appreciation of art and ideas to audiences in the Northwest Florida region and beyond. The museum offers a wide range of educational and cultural programs year-round, including artist talks and lectures, museum tours, adult art workshops, children’s classes and camps.

For more information about the Pensacola Museum of Art, call 850.432.6247 or visit