A newly renovated gallery dedicated to Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings and sculpture opens to the public June 4. Devoted to avant-garde artists working in France between about 1870 and 1900, the gallery provides an in-depth look at renowned masters including Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne and Vincent van Gogh. The gallery’s opening display features Renoir’s celebrated Dance at Bougival (1883), a wide range of landscape paintings—from Monet’s Fisherman’s Cottage on the Cliffs at Varengeville (1882) and Grain Stack, Snow Effect (1891) to Cézanne’s Turn in the Road (about 1881) and Van Gogh’s Houses at Auvers (1890)—still lifes including Gustave Caillebotte’s Fruit Displayed on a Stand (about 1881–82) and Renoir’s Mixed Flowers in an Earthenware Pot (about 1869), and such selections from the Museum’s renowned collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist portraiture as The Duchessa di Montejasi with Her Daughters, Elena and Camilla (about 1876) by Edgar Degas, Madame Cézanne in a Red Armchair (about 1877) by Cézanne, and The Postman Joseph Roulin by Van Gogh (1888). The gallery will also feature major works in marble, bronze, and plaster by Auguste Rodin, Degas, and Renoir displayed in sleek new cases against fabric-covered walls and a refinished floor.
The renovation of this gallery was made possible with support from the Vance Wall Foundation.