Tacoma Art Museum will be extending the exhibition Monet, Renoir, Degas, and Their Circle:French Impressionism and the Northwest through January 19, 2020. The exhibition examines how the work of French Impressionists and their immediate precursors made their way into Northwest public and private collections. It also includes selected paintings by American and Northwest artists to illustrate the influence of French Impressionism across the country.
“Due to popular demand, we are delighted to announce that the exhibition will be available to visitors for an additional two weeks beyond the original closing date,” said David F. Setford, TAM’s Executive Director and curator of this exhibition. “Visitors are encouraged to spend time and slow down in the gallery while they explore how French Impressionism has changed the way we look at art.”
Monet, Renoir, Degas, and Their Circle: French Impressionism and the Northwest was organized and curated by the Tacoma Art Museum, and includes approximately fifty (50) works of art. The exhibition is accompanied by a small publication including essays by Setford and TAM curator Margaret Bullock, as well as an online listing of French Impressionist works to be found in Northwest public collections.
The exhibition includes artwork from the following institutions: Frye Art Museum, Henry Art Gallery, Portland Art Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, and Seattle Art Museum. These works are complemented by selected loans from some of the major private collections in the Northwest.
The exhibition will provide visitors the unique opportunity to enjoy signature works by Gustave Caillebotte, Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Alfred Sisley among others. Filling out the story, paintings from some of the most important precursors of Impressionism such as Eugène Boudin, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Gustave Courbet, and Johan Barthold Jongkind are included. In addition, a selection of artworks which demonstrate the influence of French Impressionism on Northwestern and American painters features artists from the Northwest such as Edward Espey, C.C. McKim, Clara Jane Stephens, and Fokko Tadama, and American artists from further afield such as Cecilia Beaux, Childe Hassam, and Theodore Robinson.