French Moderns: Monet to Matisse

Pierre-Auguste Renoir , Still Life with Blue Cup (Nature morte à la tasse bleue), ca. 1900. Oil on canvas. 15.2 x 33.3 cm. Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Laura L. Barnes, 67.24.19

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.

Organized in partnership with:

 

Édouard Manet (French, 1832-1883), Young Girl on a Bench (Fillette sur un Banc), 1880. Oil on canvas. 74.9 x 61 cm. Brooklyn Museum, Collection of The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation, L2009.5.9

Related Programs & Events

Past Programs & Events

  • Members' Preview: Summer with the Impressionists

    Discover the inside story on the outsiders who forever changed the art world.

    Friday, June 15 from 6:30pm to 10pm

  • Tour & Talk: French Moderns

    Join us for a tour of French Moderns: Monet to Matisse with Brooklyn Museum Curator, Lisa Small.

    Saturday, June 16 from 1pm to 2:30pm

  • AGM of the Winnipeg Art Gallery

    Annual General Meeting of the Winnipeg Art Gallery

    Tuesday June 19 at 6:30pm

  • Pique-nique chez Monet

    Joignez-nous à la Maison des artistes visuels francophones et venez voir les jardins inspirés par Monet en pleine croissance et peignez votre propre aquarelle en plein air.

    Sunday, June 24 from 2pm to 4pm

  • Illustrated Talk: The Painters called the Impressionists

    Join Dr. Stephen Borys, Director & CEO of the Winnipeg Art Gallery for an illustrated talk on the Painters called the Impressionists.

    Tuesday June 26 at 7pm

  • Summer Art Camp

    Campers will explore the gallery exhibitions, create art, go on exciting field trips, and stage their own mini-exhibition at the end of the week.

    Tuesday, July 3 to Friday, August 17

  • Summer Art Camp

    Campers will explore the gallery exhibitions, create art, go on exciting field trips, and stage their own mini-exhibition at the end of the week.

    Tuesday, July 3 to Friday, August 17

  • FEAST: Impressionist Café

    Perfect for a special night out! Enjoy the WAG's signature dinner-and-tour program, featuring a three-course French meal, followed by a guided tour of Summer with the Impressionists.

    Thursday, July 12 to Thursday, August 9

  • Family Sunday: Promenade à Paris

    Take your family on a walk through Paris at our Impressionist inspired Family Sunday.

    Sunday, August 12 from 1pm to 4pm

  • Family Sunday: Promenade à Paris

    Take your family on a walk through Paris at our Impressionist inspired Family Sunday.

    Sunday, August 12 from 1pm to 4pm

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