Friday 17 November 2023
11:30 am to 1:15 pm
At the at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The French Impressionist Galleries
At the Metropolitan Museum of Art A museum tour
with Chris Boïcos
The Metropolitan Museum of art has the greatest collection of French Impressionist paintings outside of France. The main reason is that wealthy Americans became the most avid and open- minded collectors when first exposed to Impressionist art by the art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel and the American Impressionist painter Mary Cassatt in the 1880s. Indeed, the greatest of the early American collections of Impressionism, today the corner stone of the Metropolitan Museum holdings, is that of Harry and Louisine Havemeyer, close friends of Mary Cassatt’s, who served as the main advisor in their purchases of modern and Old Master art during their European trips.
Our tour of the collection will focus on highlights of the Impressionist galleries of the museum, iconic works by Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, Morisot, Sisley, Caillebotte and more, including those works by Manet and Degas that have not been included in the current Manet/Degas exhibition at the Met.
In addition to this upcoming visit to the Met, to prepare or complete your visit:
Story of a Passion: French Impressionism and American Collectors 1880-1930
A recorded Zoom lecture with Anne CAtherine Abecassis
Date: Friday 17 November 2023
Time: 11:15 for 11:30 am start. Tour ends at 1:15 pm.
Place: Great Hall Groups Desk, located across the Colossal Statue of the Seated Pharaoh at the Metropolitan Museum’s Main Entrance (82nd street & Fifth Avenue)
Tour Fee: Free
Pre-paid tickets: Buy your ticket here: 28 €
Please note that this tour is limited to 18 participants