While its primary focus is on Impressionism, Van Gogh, Monet, Degas, and Their Times contains examples of French art created throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, featuring styles ranging from Romanticism to Cubism. Among the highlights are works by seminal figures, including Edgar Degas, Eugène Delacroix, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, and Vincent van Gogh. But the exhibition is more than an overview of art-historical achievement: it also offers a glimpse of the tastes and connoisseurship of one of the great American collecting couples of the twentieth century, Paul Mellon and his wife, Rachel “Bunny” Lambert Mellon. Philanthropists as well as collectors, the Mellons gave gifts of art to such distinguished institutions as the National Gallery of Art, the Yale Center for British Art, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, where Paul Mellon served as a trustee for four decades.

Organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Supported in part by our 2019 Frist Gala Patrons

Note: Docent-guided tours of this exhibition will include A Sporting Vision: The Paul Mellon Collection of British Sporting Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.


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