‘Monet to Matisse’ exhibit at Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Institute begins May 16

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UTICA — Paintings by artists who revolutionized the art world will be showcased in “Monet to Matisse: The Age of French Impressionism,” on view May 16 through Nov. 29 in the Museum of Art at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute.

“Monet to Matisse” features more than 60 Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings and pastel drawings from the renowned collection of the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis, Tenn.

The exhibition includes landscapes, portraits, interiors, and still-life art by leaders of French Impressionism such as Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, and Alfred Sisley, as well as works by America’s noted Impressionists, Mary Cassatt and John Singer Sargent. Major paintings by Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin, and Georges Braque complete the exhibition.

In 1874, a group of young painters, including Monet, Pissarro, Sisley, Renoir, and others organized an exhibition independent of the official French salon, which did not approve of

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