June 17 – September 6, 2010
The Philadelphia Museum of Art continues its recent trend of focusing in on a significant artist and showcasing the ways in which they influenced the art world for generations. Late Renoir is the first exhibition to survey the achievement of the great Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) during the last three decades before his death. The exhibition will include some 80 of the artist´s paintings, sculpture, and drawings will be on view, along with a selection of works by Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Pierre Bonnard, and others who were inspired by his work.
About the Exhibition
A landmark exhibition, Late Renoir examines new directions that the artist explored several decades after he and others such as Claude Monet and Camille Pissarro created the new style of painting known as Impressionism. This new and widely admired phase in Renoir´s career propelled him into the modern age and, at the same time, enabled him to recapture a classical past with expressive brushwork and a palette of sensuous colors that were both lyrical and decorative.
Late Renoir includes major works on loan from public and private collections in Europe, the United States, and Japan. The exhibition is co-organized by the Reunion des Musées nationaux, the Musée d’Orsay, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, in collaboration with the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It drew some 420,000 visitors in Paris before traveling to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The Philadelphia Museum of Art will be the only East Coast venue.
Barnes/Renoir Hotel Package
For the first time, two prestigious arts organization in the Philadelphia region, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Barnes Foundation are creating a joint hotel package that will be available June 17th through August 2010.
The 181 Renoir paintings at the Barnes Foundation in addition to the works collected in the Late Renoir exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art allows Philadelphia to boast the largest number of works by Renoir in any city in the world!
Three city hotels — the Four Seasons Hotel, Embassy Suites and Best Western Center City Hotel — are offering a one or two-night package that includes two untimed tickets to see the Late Renoir exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (June 17 – September 6, 2010), AND two untimed tickets to visit the Barnes Foundation as well as parking at the Barnes and 10% discount to the gift shop.
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