Renoir to Chagall: Paris and the Allure of Color opens at Joslyn Art Museum

OMAHA, NE.- Renoir to Chagall: Paris and the Allure of Color showcases 49 masterpieces from the renowned collection of the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis, Tennessee. The exhibition explores how Paris emerged as the center of the art world in the nineteenth century, attracting and inspiring the greatest painters of the era, including the well-known leaders of French Impressionism. Opened June 8 at Joslyn Art Museum, the exhibition continues through September 1. Admission to Joslyn Art Museum, and the Renoir to Chagall exhibition, is free.

Under Emperor Napoleon III, Paris was transformed between 1853 and 1870, as crowded neighborhoods and narrow streets were demolished to make way for grand boulevards, public gardens, and striking new buildings. Energized by a growing population

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