From Forbes to The New York Times, the rest of the country now sees what makes Columbus great. In just a couple of weeks, Columbus Museum of Art will add to the list with Beyond Impressionism, and Columbus was the only city in the States selected for this one-of-a-kind show.
The exhibition looks at a vital moment in art at the turn of the 19th Century in Paris. It was a difficult time. The city experienced political, economic, cultural and social uproar, and artwork mirrored this. By the late 1880s, a new generation of artists looked at familiar subjects with a new lens. Beyond Impressionism explores this historic time in art, and features more than 120 paintings, drawings, prints and works on paper. Beyond Impressionism also includes one of Claude Monet’s Water Lilies paintings. In addition, take a look at Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec's Jane Avril. But don't stop there because there is much, much more.
On October 25 at 2 p.m., Chief Curator David stark will provide an overview and explore the exhibition themes, such as landscapes and cityscapes and the lives of peasants and workers. He will also show visitors how to identify artistic movement and styles that created a bridge between then and the 20th Century. Cost of this program is $20 for nonmembers, which includes general admission. The cost is just $5 for CMA members.
Can't get enough? Check out the membership options at CMA. Members get all kinds of sneak peeks at upcoming shows. You even get discounts in the museum gift shop.