The French Impressionist painter Berthe Morisot has long been overshadowed in art history by male contemporaries such as Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. But at long last, Morisot will take center stage at Philadelphia’s Barnes Foundation this fall, with her first monographic exhibition in the US since 1987.
“We look forward to fleshing out the story of Impressionism represented in our holdings with the presentation of this groundbreaking exhibition,” said Thom Collins, the Barnes’s executive director and president, in a statement. “This international collaboration introduces important new scholarship that contributes to a more complete understanding of Impressionism and Berthe Morisot as a revolutionary figure within the movement.”
The traveling exhibition was co-organized by the Barnes Foundation, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Musées d’Orsay et de l’Orangerie in Paris, and the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, where it will debut in June before heading