The Age of Impressionism: Great French Paintings from the Clark

 

On view at the Kimbell Art Museum through June 17, 2012

The Kimbell Art Museum is the sole American venue for this first-ever international touring exhibition of the renowned collection of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The selection of 72 paintings in The Age of Impressionism includes 21 by Renoir, six by Claude Monet, seven by Camille Pissarro, four by Alfred Sisley, three by Edgar Degas, two by Edouard Manet, and two by Berthe Morisot. Many are celebrated masterpieces of Impressionism that visitors will recognize from reproductions even if they have never been to Williamstown to see them in person.

The exhibition also features examples of the work of some leading French artists of the period who worked in alternative styles, including the landscape painters Camille Corot and Théodore Rousseau, figure painters William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Jean-Léon Gérôme, and Jacques-Joseph Tissot, and the post-Impressionists Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Paul Gauguin.

During your visit, relax in the ambience of one of the most beautiful modern buildings in America and enjoy homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, quiche, and desserts in The Buffet Restaurant.

For more information, visit www.kimbellart.org.