Exhibition

Dancing with Renoir

May 19–September 3, 2012
Sidney and Esther Rabb Gallery (Gallery 255)

“…a superbly stylish trilogy of full-length paintings.” —The New York Times

Let the dancing begin! The MFA welcomes two monumental loans from the Musée d'Orsay, Paris—Renoir's Dance in the City and Dance in the Country—as part of our Visiting Masterpieces series. These full-length canvases accompany the MFA's own iconic Renoir, Dance at Bougival. All three paintings, depicting couples in urban and rural settings, were created by the artist in the same year. Renoir’s colorful Impressionist style, full of verve and daring, captures the fashion and pastimes of his contemporaries. Don’t miss the experience of a lifetime viewing this glorious trio of paintings, together here at the MFA for the first time in a generation.

In the News

5/19/12 WBUR "Small Installation of 3 Monumental Renoir Paintings Opens at the MFA" by Andrea Shea
5/18/12 The Boston Globe "At MFA, dancing the night away in the arms of Renoir" by Sebastian Smee