Want a great art experience and see first hand the original paintings that birthed the French Impressionist movement? Then you will not want to miss the “Old Masters to Monet” art exhibit at the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson, MS March 23 to September 8, 2013.
Old Masters to Monet features
fifty masterpieces from the collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum in
Hartford, Connecticut. The outstanding artworks provide a history of
French painting, ranging from the 17th through the 19th centuries and
into the beginning of the 20th century and include religious and
mythological subjects, portraits, landscapes, still lifes, and genre
scenes. Théodore Géricault, Eugène Delacroix, Edgar Degas, Camille
Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Henri
de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Claude Monet are among the masters represented.
Admission to the exhibition is $12 adults, $10 seniors, $6 students (includes admission to Symbols of Faith, Home, and Beyond: The Art of Theora Hamblett). Free for Museum members and children under 5. Group tours are available. Schedule a group tour here or call 601-960-1515. More information about programming and special events related to Old Masters to Monet coming soon.
This exhibition was organized by the
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT, and is supported by an
indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. The
Mississippi Museum of Art and its programs are sponsored in part by the
city of Jackson and the Jackson Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Support is also provided in part by funding from the Mississippi Arts
Commission, a state agency, and in part by the National Endowment for
the Arts, a federal agency.
Old Masters to Monet is made possible through the generous support of the
Robert M. Hearin Support Foundation.