Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art

Organized by the National Gallery of Art, and drawn especially from the collection of Ailsa Mellon Bruce and her brother, Paul Mellon, this exhibition showcases the similar aesthetic goals shared by nineteenth-century French avant-garde painters in approximately 70 Impressionist and Post-impressionist portraits, landscapes, interiors and still lifes. The plein-air practices of Impressionist precursors Eugene Boudin and Johan Barthold Jongkind, inspired brightly colored, luminous works by featured artists Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, and Alfred Sisley. Intimate Impressions also features paintings that are personal in subject matter, including fascinating self-portraits by Edgar Degas, Henri Fantin-Latour, Paul Gauguin, and Edouard Vuillard, as well as works depicting family members or friends and views of the artist’s favorite spaces.

This exhibition was organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington
On view from September 3, 2014 to January 4, 2015
More information at the McNay Art Museum

Fall programs around the exhibit
 

OUI! Wednesdays: New Adult Program
Wednesdays, 2:00 pm, throughout museum
Fall in love with French countryside, culture, and cuisine during this weekly response to Intimate Impressionism. Francophiles unite and share professional expertise. All programs begin at 2:00 pm and are free with museum admission, unless otherwise noted. Location varies throughout museum.

Long-Distance Relationship
September 3 I October 15 I November 19
Marion Koogler McNay and Ailsa Mellon Bruce both collected impressionist paintings for their private collections. View paintings by the same artist in two different collections and compare notes.

Passport to Paris
September 10: French Language
October 8: Documenting Your Parisian Vacation
November 12: In the Footsteps of The Impressionists
December 10:
Day Trips from Paris
From introductory French phrases to must-see artist haunts, plan your real or imagined journey to the City of Light.

ISMs Series
September 17: Realism to Impressionism
October 22: Impressionism to Post-Impressionism
December 17: Post-Impressionism to Modernism
Can’t tell impressionism from expressionism? You are not alone. Decipher characteristics of 19th- and early 20th-century art movements with Debra Schafter, Art History Professor, San Antonio College.

Bon Appétit
October 1: Artisanal Cheese
November 5: Regional Wine
December 3:
French Pastries
Fine tune your palate and taste artisanal cheese, regional wine, and flaky pastries.

French Thursdays
Dine with us outdoors every Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. Enjoy a docent-led tour of the exhibition at 6:00 pm, curbside cuisine from a food truck, and a French music soundtrack.

Voilà Sundays
End your weekend on a high note by enjoying extended hours of this feature exhibition on Sundays from 3:00 to 7:00 pm. French music and fare from a food truck complete the experience.

ART | MUSIC | FOOD | DRINKS: McNay Second Thursdays
Thursday, September 11, 6:00-9:00 pm, Museum grounds

Join us on the second Thursday of every month (except December) for a night of free fun on the museum grounds. Each month features a local band or DJ, food for sale from San Antonio’s best food trucks, and beer courtesy of Crispin Ciders. Catch a free docent-led tour of the collection at 6:00 and 8:00 pm.

Exhibition Talk: Intimate Impressionism
Thursday, September 18 - 7:00 PM

William J. Chiego, Director, highlights connections between paintings from the National Gallery of Art and the McNay's permanent collection.

Evening for Educators: Postcards from Paris
Thursday, October 2 - 5:00-8:00 PM

Enter the world of Monet, Renoir, and other impressionist artists. Compare masterworks from the National Gallery of Art with the McNay counterparts for deeper learning about the artists' innovations and influences. Following the keynote address, choose two focus workshops from four cross-curricular options.

Worshop: Look Sharp Linocuts
Saturday, October 11 - 10:30 AM, Valero Learning Centers

Paul Gauguin channeled the primitive in his woodcuts inspired by his travels to Tahiti. Learn a similar relief process using lineleum blocks and print a small edition.

Distingued Lecture: Identity Before Freud: Gauguin's Self-Portraits
Sunday, October 12 - 3:00 PM, Chiego Lecture Hall

Richard Brettell, Margaret M. McDermott Dinstinguished Chair of Art and Aesthetic Studies, University of Texas at Dallas.
 


Eugene Boudin - Beach at Trouville 1864.

Vive Le McNay!

The McNay partners with businesses and organizations throughout San Antonio for a city-wide celebration of Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art. Restaurants, shops, hotels, and other cultural institutions celebrate impressionism and all things French in a variety of ways. Members and museum visitors enjoy discounts and special offers when they present their membership card or the Vive le McNay!  sticker from the exhibition.  

For more information and a full listing of participating business and organizations, visit www.mcnayart.org.

Auguste Renoir, Madame Henriot, 1876.

McNay Art Museum, 6000 North New Braunfels, San Antonio, Texas 78209

Intimate Impressionism in San Antonio

When
September 3, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Where
McNay Art Museum,
6000 North New Braunfels, San Antonio, Texas 78209

Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art

Organized by the National Gallery of Art, and drawn especially from the collection of Ailsa Mellon Bruce and her brother, Paul Mellon, this exhibition showcases the similar aesthetic goals shared by nineteenth-century French avant-garde painters in approximately 70 Impressionist and Post-impressionist portraits, landscapes, interiors and still lifes. The plein-air practices of Impressionist precursors Eugene Boudin and Johan Barthold Jongkind, inspired brightly colored, luminous works by featured artists Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, and Alfred Sisley. Intimate Impressions also features paintings that are personal in subject matter, including fascinating self-portraits by Edgar Degas, Henri Fantin-Latour, Paul Gauguin, and Edouard Vuillard, as well as works depicting family members or friends and views of the artist’s favorite spaces.

This exhibition was organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington
On view from September 3, 2014 to January 4, 2015
More information at the McNay Art Museum

Fall programs around the exhibit
 

OUI! Wednesdays: New Adult Program
Wednesdays, 2:00 pm, throughout museum
Fall in love with French countryside, culture, and cuisine during this weekly response to Intimate Impressionism. Francophiles unite and share professional expertise. All programs begin at 2:00 pm and are free with museum admission, unless otherwise noted. Location varies throughout museum.

Long-Distance Relationship
September 3 I October 15 I November 19
Marion Koogler McNay and Ailsa Mellon Bruce both collected impressionist paintings for their private collections. View paintings by the same artist in two different collections and compare notes.

Passport to Paris
September 10: French Language
October 8: Documenting Your Parisian Vacation
November 12: In the Footsteps of The Impressionists
December 10:
Day Trips from Paris
From introductory French phrases to must-see artist haunts, plan your real or imagined journey to the City of Light.

ISMs Series
September 17: Realism to Impressionism
October 22: Impressionism to Post-Impressionism
December 17: Post-Impressionism to Modernism
Can’t tell impressionism from expressionism? You are not alone. Decipher characteristics of 19th- and early 20th-century art movements with Debra Schafter, Art History Professor, San Antonio College.

Bon Appétit
October 1: Artisanal Cheese
November 5: Regional Wine
December 3:
French Pastries
Fine tune your palate and taste artisanal cheese, regional wine, and flaky pastries.

French Thursdays
Dine with us outdoors every Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. Enjoy a docent-led tour of the exhibition at 6:00 pm, curbside cuisine from a food truck, and a French music soundtrack.

Voilà Sundays
End your weekend on a high note by enjoying extended hours of this feature exhibition on Sundays from 3:00 to 7:00 pm. French music and fare from a food truck complete the experience.

ART | MUSIC | FOOD | DRINKS: McNay Second Thursdays
Thursday, September 11, 6:00-9:00 pm, Museum grounds

Join us on the second Thursday of every month (except December) for a night of free fun on the museum grounds. Each month features a local band or DJ, food for sale from San Antonio’s best food trucks, and beer courtesy of Crispin Ciders. Catch a free docent-led tour of the collection at 6:00 and 8:00 pm.

Exhibition Talk: Intimate Impressionism
Thursday, September 18 - 7:00 PM

William J. Chiego, Director, highlights connections between paintings from the National Gallery of Art and the McNay's permanent collection.

Evening for Educators: Postcards from Paris
Thursday, October 2 - 5:00-8:00 PM

Enter the world of Monet, Renoir, and other impressionist artists. Compare masterworks from the National Gallery of Art with the McNay counterparts for deeper learning about the artists' innovations and influences. Following the keynote address, choose two focus workshops from four cross-curricular options.

Worshop: Look Sharp Linocuts
Saturday, October 11 - 10:30 AM, Valero Learning Centers

Paul Gauguin channeled the primitive in his woodcuts inspired by his travels to Tahiti. Learn a similar relief process using lineleum blocks and print a small edition.

Distingued Lecture: Identity Before Freud: Gauguin's Self-Portraits
Sunday, October 12 - 3:00 PM, Chiego Lecture Hall

Richard Brettell, Margaret M. McDermott Dinstinguished Chair of Art and Aesthetic Studies, University of Texas at Dallas.
 


Eugene Boudin - Beach at Trouville 1864.

Vive Le McNay!

The McNay partners with businesses and organizations throughout San Antonio for a city-wide celebration of Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art. Restaurants, shops, hotels, and other cultural institutions celebrate impressionism and all things French in a variety of ways. Members and museum visitors enjoy discounts and special offers when they present their membership card or the Vive le McNay!  sticker from the exhibition.  

For more information and a full listing of participating business and organizations, visit www.mcnayart.org.

Auguste Renoir, Madame Henriot, 1876.

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