Medieval to Monet: French Paintings in the Wadsworth Atheneum
October 19, 2012 – January 27, 2013

Medieval to Monet: French Paintings in the Wadsworth Atheneum showcased more than 120 objects from our very extensive collection of French art works. Works in this collection were first acquired in 1898, and the building of the collection continues today.

The earliest pieces featured in this exhibition were miniatures from a medieval Apocalypse; the most recent were twentieth-century Post-Impressionist works by Toulouse-Lautrec, van Gogh, Gauguin, Redon, Vuillard and Bonnard. The seventeenth-century was represented by the works of  Le Nain, Poussin, Claude, Vouet, Stella, and Le Sueur; the eighteenth-century by Boucher, Robert, Coypel, Chardin, de Troy, Greuze, Trinquesse and Vigée Le Brun. The nineteenth century, the most varied and rich portion of the collection, ranged from works by earlier masters like Ingres, Delacroix, Gericault, Corot and Courbet to academic and realistic works by Bouguereau, Vibert, Ribot, and Bonvin to Impressionist works by Manet, Degas, Monet, Pissarro and Renoir.

Learn more about works included in Medieval to Monet here.

From Our Collection

Jankowski, 2000 1899, Degas 1840, Michel Fraser, 1991

Upcoming Events

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1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Sep 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tour: Highlights: Join a docent for an exploration of the collection. Meet by The Museum Shop. Highlights Tours are offered daily at 1 pm, Wednesday [...]
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1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Sep 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tour: Highlights: Join a docent for an exploration of the collection. Meet by The Museum Shop. Highlights Tours are offered daily at 1 pm, Wednesday [...]
5:00 pm First Thursday: Sing the Blues
First Thursday: Sing the Blues
Sep 4 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
First Thursday: Sing the Blues
First Thursday: Sing the Blues: End the summer on a high note! Enjoy live music by XY Eli Blues Band, a 3 in 30 tour [...]
8:00 pm Film: Le Week-End
Film: Le Week-End
Sep 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Film: Le Week-End
Film: Le Week-End: In an attempt to rejuvenate their marriage, a British couple returns to Paris, the city in which they spent their honeymoon many [...]
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12:00 pm Gallery Talk: Lines & Squares
Gallery Talk: Lines & Squares
Sep 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Gallery Talk: Lines & Squares
Piet Mondrian, Composition in Blue and White, 1935, oil on canvas Gallery Talk: Lines & Squares: Some of the simplest forms – lines and geometric [...]

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