Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Sisley, Degas and Manet are among the most celebrated names in fine art today, but these Impressionists might not have known success without the support of one ambitious Parisian art dealer: Paul Durand-Ruel.
Lovers of these and other great Impressionist artists largely have Durand-Ruel to thank for recognizing the beauty of the work long before the style was appreciated in mainstream circles.
This summer, the Philadelphia Museum of Art welcomes a groundbreaking special exhibition that tells the story of the bold art dealer and displays many of the works he championed.
Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting celebrates the ambitious and visionary Durand-Ruel who supported and helped elevate a new style of painting with a three-month marquee exhibition.
On view in the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Dorrance Special Exhibition Galleries, the exhibit will showcase more than 80 works by such artists as Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Sisley, Degas and Manet to trace Durand-Ruel’s role in the development of Impressionism.
With just three stops on an international tour, the Philadelphia Museum of Art is the only museum in America to show this groundbreaking exhibit.
Organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the National Gallery in London and by the Réunion des Musées Nationaux – Grand Palais, in collaboration with the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, Discovering the Impressionists will show in only Paris and London before making its final stop in Philadelphia.
This exhibition is sure to leave an incredible impression on Philadelphia.
Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting
When: June 24-September 13, 2015
Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost: $25, adults; $23, seniors; $20, students and youth (ages 13–18); $12 children (ages 5–12); free, children 4 and under
More info: www.philamuseum.org