Famous Works by Monet, Degas and Van Gogh to Visit The Dayton Art Institute

Apr 13, 2001, 01:00 ET from The Dayton Art Institute

    DAYTON, Ohio, March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first and only time in
 Dayton, visitors are offered the rare opportunity to experience nearly 55
 works of such beloved artists as Monet, Manet, Degas, Van Gogh, Cezanne,
 Matisse, Picasso, Corot, Gauguin and others in The Dayton Art Institute's
 blockbuster exhibition THE TRIUMPH OF FRENCH PAINTING: Masterpieces from
 Ingres to Matisse opening April 7, 2001.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010313/CLTU004 )
     Drawn from the superb collections of the Walters Art Museum and the
 Baltimore Museum of Art due to renovations at both museums, this special
 exhibition provides a comprehensive survey of painting in France during the
 19th and early 20th centuries and examines the artistic trends that
 contributed to France's domination of the world art scene during this period.
     The exhibition spans more than 100 years and includes such great
 masterpieces as Claude Monet's Charing Cross Bridge ("Reflections on the
 Thames") (1901-1904); Edouard Manet's The Cafe-Concert (1878-1879); Edgar
 Degas' Before the Race (1882-1884); Vincent Van Gogh's A Pair of Boots (1887);
 Paul Cezanne's Mont Sainte-Victoire Seen from the Bibemus Quarry (1897); Henri
 Matisse's Odalisque with Green Sash (1927); Pablo Picasso's Woman with Bangs
 (1902); and Paul Gauguin's Vahine no te vi (Woman of the Mango) (1892).
     "This is a unique opportunity for visitors to see the brilliance of 19th
 and 20th century art in France -- the center of the art world for more than a
 century -- and gain a new appreciation for works by some of art history's most
 acclaimed masters in this one exhibition," said Alex Nyerges, Director and CEO
 of the Art Institute. "This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see great
 masterpieces side by side, in one exhibition."
     In Dayton, THE TRIUMPH OF FRENCH PAINTING is presented by Bank One,
 DP & L, Mrs. Virginia W. Kettering, and John and Shirley Berry and Charles
 Berry.
     THE TRIUMPH OF FRENCH PAINTING will be on view April 7 through June 3,
 2001. Admission is $10 for adults; $8 for Seniors (60+), students (7-18), and
 groups of 10 or more; free for children 6 and under and museum members. During
 the exhibition, museum hours will be 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily and 10:00
 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Tickets may be purchased at the
 museum's ticketing desk, on-line at www.tickets.com and by phone at
 937-223-4ART.
     Free parking is available at The Dayton Art Institute and the museum and
 the facility is fully accessible to physically challenged visitors. For more
 information, please call 937-223-4ART, 800-296-4426 or visit
 www.daytonartinstitute.org .
 
 

SOURCE The Dayton Art Institute
    DAYTON, Ohio, March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first and only time in
 Dayton, visitors are offered the rare opportunity to experience nearly 55
 works of such beloved artists as Monet, Manet, Degas, Van Gogh, Cezanne,
 Matisse, Picasso, Corot, Gauguin and others in The Dayton Art Institute's
 blockbuster exhibition THE TRIUMPH OF FRENCH PAINTING: Masterpieces from
 Ingres to Matisse opening April 7, 2001.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010313/CLTU004 )
     Drawn from the superb collections of the Walters Art Museum and the
 Baltimore Museum of Art due to renovations at both museums, this special
 exhibition provides a comprehensive survey of painting in France during the
 19th and early 20th centuries and examines the artistic trends that
 contributed to France's domination of the world art scene during this period.
     The exhibition spans more than 100 years and includes such great
 masterpieces as Claude Monet's Charing Cross Bridge ("Reflections on the
 Thames") (1901-1904); Edouard Manet's The Cafe-Concert (1878-1879); Edgar
 Degas' Before the Race (1882-1884); Vincent Van Gogh's A Pair of Boots (1887);
 Paul Cezanne's Mont Sainte-Victoire Seen from the Bibemus Quarry (1897); Henri
 Matisse's Odalisque with Green Sash (1927); Pablo Picasso's Woman with Bangs
 (1902); and Paul Gauguin's Vahine no te vi (Woman of the Mango) (1892).
     "This is a unique opportunity for visitors to see the brilliance of 19th
 and 20th century art in France -- the center of the art world for more than a
 century -- and gain a new appreciation for works by some of art history's most
 acclaimed masters in this one exhibition," said Alex Nyerges, Director and CEO
 of the Art Institute. "This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see great
 masterpieces side by side, in one exhibition."
     In Dayton, THE TRIUMPH OF FRENCH PAINTING is presented by Bank One,
 DP & L, Mrs. Virginia W. Kettering, and John and Shirley Berry and Charles
 Berry.
     THE TRIUMPH OF FRENCH PAINTING will be on view April 7 through June 3,
 2001. Admission is $10 for adults; $8 for Seniors (60+), students (7-18), and
 groups of 10 or more; free for children 6 and under and museum members. During
 the exhibition, museum hours will be 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily and 10:00
 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Tickets may be purchased at the
 museum's ticketing desk, on-line at www.tickets.com and by phone at
 937-223-4ART.
     Free parking is available at The Dayton Art Institute and the museum and
 the facility is fully accessible to physically challenged visitors. For more
 information, please call 937-223-4ART, 800-296-4426 or visit
 www.daytonartinstitute.org .
 
 SOURCE  The Dayton Art Institute