Impressionism Comes to the Tacoma Art Museum

Degas Fan | Image Courtesy of the Tacoma Art Museum

The works of French Impressionists, the likes of Monet, Renoir and Degas, made their way into Northwest public and private art collections. The Impressionist style also had a significant impact on artists across the U.S., including the Northwest. Tacoma Art Museum (TAM) presents works by European and American Impressionists in its new exhibition, “Monet, Renoir, Degas, and Their Circle: French Impressionism and the Northwest,” showing through January 5, 2020.

“The purpose of this exhibition is deeply connected to the same passion that drove the French Impressionists: to transform the way we see,” says David F. Setford, TAM’s Executive Director and curator of this exhibition, which includes approximately 50 works of art. According to Setford, the exhibition is the first time these Impressionist works from museums and private collections around the Northwest have been seen together.

The exhibition will provide visitors the unique opportunity to enjoy signature works by Gustave Caillebotte, Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Alfred Sisley among others. Paintings from some of the most important precursors of Impressionism such as Eugène Boudin, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Gustave Courbet and Johan Barthold Jongkind are also included.

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