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

1594, Caravaggio 1731, Canaletto 1749, Panini 1773, Wright

Upcoming Events

Oct
25
Sat
1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Oct 25 @ 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 [...]
2:30 pm Tour: Looking at Landscapes
Tour: Looking at Landscapes
Oct 25 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Tour: Looking at Landscapes: Free with admission; meet at the Information Desk by The Museum Shop.
Oct
26
Sun
1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Oct 26 @ 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 [...]
2:00 pm Film: The Better Angels
Film: The Better Angels
Oct 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Film: The Better Angels
Film: The Better Angels: Beginning circa 1817, the story spans three years of Abraham Lincoln’s childhood in the harsh wilderness of Indiana. Learn about the [...]
2:00 pm Sunday Serenades: Mozart & MATRIX
Sunday Serenades: Mozart & MATRIX
Oct 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sunday Serenades: Mozart & MATRIX
Frohawk Two Feathers, On the tragic folly of Holofernes, replayed at the American Ophir two millennia later. [detail], 2014, acrylic on deer hide, 54 x [...]

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