This major exhibition features paintings by the great French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist masters and related artists dating from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Among the who’s who of artists included are Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, Alfred Sisley, Mary Cassatt, Henri Matisse, Paul Gauguin, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Georges Braque, and Marc Chagall. The exhibition explores the broad range of subjects that inspired these artists, from the cafes, racetracks, ballet and other aspects of modern Parisian life to landscapes, harbor and beach scenes, city views, portraits, and still lifes. The diverse subjects and styles of these artists are unified by their bold explorations of form and color. Renoir to Chagall: The Allure of Color is comprised of some fifty paintings on loans from the renowned Impressionist and Post-Impressionist collection of the Dixon Gallery & Gardens in Memphis, Tennessee, and a number of important works from both the Speed Art Museum’s collection and private and institutional collections in Kentucky. Admission is $5 for Museum members, $15 for non-members.
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