A newly renovated gallery dedicated to Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings and sculpture opened 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 display features 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 Renoir’s The Seine at Chatou (1881) and Van Gogh’s Houses at Auvers (1890)—still lifes including Gustave Caillebotte’s Fruit Displayed on a Stand (about 1881–82) and Cézanne’s Fruit and Jug on a Table (about 1890-94) 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 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.