Chicago exhibit on Impressionism extended a week – Champaign/Urbana News

CHICAGO — Due to the enthusiastic response from the public, the Art Institute of Chicago has extended by one week its exhibition, “Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity.”

A critic from The Chicago Tribune called the show “a sophisticated and exquisite display of Impressionist masterpieces… as insightful as it is pleasurable.”

A Chicago Sun-Times critic labeled it “the biggest and most important Impressionist presentation to be on display there in nearly two decades.”

The exhibition features 70 or so paintings and 19 period costumes that resemble those in the paintings. One morning dress on display is the one worn by a model for one of the paintings on display in the show.

“Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity” was organized by the Art Institute of Chicago, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and Muse d’Orsay in Paris.

The News-Gazette story on the exhibition is at http://bit.ly/13n2FWT.

Article source: http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2013-08-01/chicago-exhibit-impressionism-extended-week.html

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