Faces of Impressionism: Portraits from the Musee d’Orsay

L’Absinthe by Degas

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For the exhibit's final weekend, the museum will be open until 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The exhibition explores the character and development of the portrait in French painting and sculpture from the late 1850s until the first years of the 20th century. The major figures of Impressionist portraiture­­ — Caillebotte, Cézanne, Degas, Monet and Renoir — will be represented in depth. Among the approximately 70 masterworks on loan will be Cézanne’s "Portrait of Gustave Geffroy" and "Woman with a Coffee Pot;" Degas’s "Self-Portrait with Evariste de Valernes" and "L’Absinthe" (pictured above); and Renoir’s "Portrait of Claude Monet" and "Yvonne and Christine Lerolle at the Piano."


Faces of Impressionism: Portraits from the Musée d’Orsay, is organized by the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, and the Kimbell Art Museum and will be on view in the Renzo Piano Pavilion.

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