Abroad Canvas

Paris has always harbored a special allure for American expatriate writers, artists and composers. But throughout the late 19th century, a particularly high concentration of great American painters — including Winslow Homer, James McNeill Whistler and Mary Cassatt — passed through the City of Light. From Oct. 24-Jan. 18, their labors will be on display in "Americans in Paris, 1860-1900" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The 100 oil paintings by 37 mostly Impressionist painters have already wowed crowds and critics in both London and Boston. The exhibit ranges from portraits to cityscapes to glimpses into the...