Philadelphia Art Museum Gifted Five French Impressionist Paintings

By Kristen Johanson

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Museum of Art is now the home to some exceptional French impressionist works.

You now have five new reasons to visit the art museum. A local family left it’s art treasures to Philadelphia.

“They’re knock out,” says Joe Rishel, a Curator at the Museum of Art, “each and every one.”

Pissarro’s use of color and Morisot’s famous painting of a young girl are now on permanent display at the museum thanks to a local family that had a deep passion for art.

“They just bought paintings, Rishel says, “and danced with their friends and had a whoopie good time.”

The Tyson family of Chestnut Hill collected art throughout the years. They left some of the pieces with their daughter, Helen Tyson Madiera. Madiera passed away last spring at age 98, leaving five pieces for other generations to enjoy.

“These things are now for keeps,” says Rishel, “fully in view in

Article source: http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2015/02/08/philadelphia-museum-of-art-now-home-to-some-of-frenchs-best-impressionism-paintings/

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