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Making the Connection: An Introduction to French Moderns

May 25, 2018 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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Making the Connection: An Introduction to French Moderns

A presentation by Carol Ehlers, Figge Art Museum Docent

Claude Monet: Marée Montante à Pourville, 1882, Brooklyn Museum,
Gift of Mrs. H.O. Havemeyer

French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850 – 1950, an exhibition organized by the Brooklyn Museum, will be on view at the Figge Art Museum from October 6, 2018 to January 7, 2019.  Featuring 59 paintings and sculptures, the exhibition begins with the academic painters of the 19th century, such as Gerôme and Bouguereau, then moves on to artists who turned to nature for their inspiration, such as Corot, Millet and Boudin. It features works by all the leading Impressionists—Monet, Cezanne, Renoir and Manet–and some lesser colleagues, such as Morisot, Sisley and Caillebotte, as well as artists from England, Italy and Germany who aligned themselves with the movement. Also included are iconic sculptural works by Auguste Rodin and Edgar Degas. Their successors, such as Matisse, Bonnard and Chagall, pioneered new approaches to image-making, as did artists from elsewhere in Europe, such as Gabrielle Münter and Chaim Soutine, all included in the exhibition.

Get ready for the exciting exhibition! This 45-minute art talk offers an introduction to the traveling exhibition, with background on some of the artists and their styles.

For information: Margaret Buhr, Director of Education, at 563 557 1851 or



May 25, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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