On view October 11, 2014–January 11, 2015
Few places continue to enthrall us like Paris and the rich legacy of the artists who made the “City of Light” their home. Together, these artists, including the well-known leaders of French impres- sionism—Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro and Alfred Sisley—came to define 19th-century Parisian moder- nity, bringing to life the cafés, city streets, and brightly lit seaside resorts of the French capital and its environs. Renoir to Chagall: Paris and the Allure of Color showcases 55 masterpieces from the renowned collection of the Dixon Gallery and Gardens.
Organized by the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis.
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Dancer Seated on a Pink Divan, 1884, Oil on canvas, 18 ¾ x 14 ¼ inches, Collection of the Dixon Gallery and Gardens; Gift of Sara Lee Corporation, 2000.3
Claude Monet, Port of Dieppe, Evening, 1882, Oil on canvas, 27 ¼ x 28 ¾ inches, Collection of the Dixon Gallery and Gardens; Gift of Montgomery H. W. Ritchie, 1996.2.7
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, The Picture Book, ca. 1895, Oil on canvas, 15 3/8 x 12 ¼ inches, Collection of the Dixon Gallery and Gardens; Museum purchase, 1978.4