French Moderns: Monet to Matisse
JUNE 16-SEPTEMBER 9, 2018
The Impressionists sparked a revolution in European art in the late 19th century: they broke from convention, and changed the art world forever. French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950 features more than 60 works of art from the Brooklyn Museum, New York’s renowned collection of European art, as well as a selection from the WAG collection. In this exhibition, you’ll get to know some of the most beloved artists of all time: Cézanne, Degas, Manet, Monet, Morisot, Renoir, Matisse, and many others.
Ranging widely in scale, subject matter, and style, these paintings and sculptures were produced by leadings artists of the avant-garde movements who defined modern art in the 19th and 20th centuries, including Impressionism and much more.
French Moderns is presented alongside The Impressionists on Paper, a second exhibition on view this summer at the WAG. For more and to purchase tickets in advance, visit impress.wag.ca.
Co-curated by Richard Aste, Director of the McNay Art Museum (and former Curator of European Art at the Brooklyn
Museum), and Lisa Small, Curator of Exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum.