Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago …

Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago is a must see for all ages
Claude Monet. Women in the Garden, 1866. Musée d’Orsay, Paris, RF 2773. Photo from the Art Institute of Chicago website.

“Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity” is a wonderful exhibit organized by the Art Institute of Chicago, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and Musée d’Orsay, Paris. It is currently at the Art Institute of Chicago through September 29, 2013, the last stop on its world tour. My tween and I went to see it together last night. For a tween who loves fashion and a mom who loves the Impressionists, this exhibit was fabulous.

The exhibit explores the connection between fashion in Paris from the 1860s to 1880s and Impressionist painting. It includes life-size figure paintings by Monet, Renoir, and Tissot right next to the contemporary outfits that inspired them. Seeing the

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