The Saint Louis Art Museum and Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art are co-organizing Impressionist France: Visions of Nation from Le Gray to Monet
, a groundbreaking exhibition that explores resonances between landscape and national identity as reflected in paintings and photographs made between 1850 and 1880.
The exhibition will focus on the whole of France to explore the theme of landscape as a reflection/construction of national identity. The works will lead visitors on a journey around the varied and spectacular scenery of the French landscape. Featured artists include Monet, Renoir, Manet, Degas, Cézanne and Morisot, along with photographers Le Gray, Baldus, and Marville
The exhibition is curated by Simon Kelly, curator of modern and contemporary art at the Saint Louis Art Museum, and April M. Watson, associate curator of photographs at the Nelson-Atkins.
Impressionist France: Visions of Nation from Le Gray to Monet is co-organized by the Saint Louis Art Museum and The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The St. Louis presentation of Impressionist France is supported by BMO Harris Bank. This exhibition is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and Humanities. Financial assistance has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.