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Pierre-Auguste Renoir, A Box at the Theater (At the Concert), 1880

The Age of Impressionism: Great French Paintings from the Clark

December 22, 2013 - May 4, 2014

At the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Showcasing the Clark's renowned holdings of French Impressionist paintings, this exhibition features seventy-three works of art, including works by Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Alfred Sisley. Also represented are Pierre Bonnard, William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Jéan-Leon Gérôme, Jean-François Millet, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, among others.

The MFAH exhibition tells not only the story of Sterling and Francine Clark's devotion and passion for collecting but also of painting in nineteenth-century France, including the Orientalist works of Gérôme, Barbizon paintings of Corot and Théodore Rousseau, Impressionist masterpieces of Degas, Manet, Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, and Sisley, and Early Modern output of Bonnard and Lautrec. Portraits, landscapes, marines, still lifes, and scenes of everyday life by twenty-five artists, spanning seventy years, are on view.

Most of the works in the collection were acquired by Sterling and Francine Clark between 1910 and 1950. Visit the Masterpiece Gallery to view the works in the exhibition.

The Age of Impressionism: Great French Paintings from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute from Museum of Fine Arts, Houston on Vimeo.

KHOU/Great Day Houston tours the MFAH Exhibition

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