Seen as artistic radicals in their time, the French Impressionists found their way into premier public and private Northwest art collections impacting American artists for decades. Monet, Renoir, Degas, and Their Circle: French Impressionism and the Northwest is a celebration of iconic members of the impressionist movement and the influence they had on the artistic community at large. Co-curated by David Setford and Margaret Bullock, this exhibition features more than fifty works by over twenty artists. In addition to artworks from Tacoma Art Museum’s permanent collection, generous loans have been made by regional partners the Frye Art Museum, the Henry Art Gallery, Portland Art Museum, and Seattle Art Museum, as well as from private collections. The exhibition provides visitors the unique opportunity to enjoy signature works by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, Alfred Sisley, Gustave Caillebotte, Paul Gauguin, Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt, and Edgar Degas, as well as some of the American and Northwest artists they influenced, including Theodore Robinson, Theodore Wendel, C.C. McKim, and Clara Jane Stephens.
Our exhibition catalogue features an essay on the French Impressionists by Executive Director and co-curator, David Setford; an essay discussing collecting French Impressionism in the Pacific Northwest by co-curator Margaret Bullock; and, an illustrated checklist of the works from the exhibition. Order your copy online for only $9.50 or pick one up in store today. And make sure to check out the museum for the exhibit, on view from Saturday, September 28th until January 5th.