Exhibition Details


Location: Katz Wing, Main Level
Dates: January 20, 2008
to May 4, 2008

Overview

This extraordinary exhibition explores how and why 19th century French painters repeated themselves in their paintings - often painting the same scene over and over - for deliberate and defined purposes. In fact, much of the history of European painting is of artists meaningfully repeating themselves, returning to a theme, or even duplicating their own designs.

This exhibition examines - in approximately 60 of the most famous paintings, watercolors, sculptures and etchings by such artists as David, Delacroix, Gérôme, Corot, Millet, Monet, Degas, Cézanne, Matisse and others - how French painters in the 19th and early 20th centuries used repetition and what repetition came to mean for them as individual artists. The 13 case-studies in the exhibition provide an unprecedented opportunity to compare different versions of masterpieces and to instigate a conversation about originality and mastery.

This exhibition will be on view at only two locations in the country, Phoenix Art Museum and Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, which organized the exhibition.

More Information
Visit www.MasterpieceReplayed.org for more information about this exhibition.

Exhibition Hours
This exhibition is specially ticketed with dated and timed entry based on availability.
• Tuesday, 11:30am - 9pm (last entry 7:30pm)
• Wednesday, 11:30am - 5pm (last entry 3:30pm)
• Thursday, 11:30am - 5pm (last entry 3:30pm)
• Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 10am - 5pm (last entry 3:30pm)
• First Fridays, 6pm - 10pm (last entry 7:30pm)
• Entry times begin every 30 minutes

Exhibition Admission
Admission to the exhibition includes a bilingual interactive audio guide and general admission to the Museum.
• Adults $20
• Youth ages 6-17 $8
• Children under 6 FREE
• Museum members FREE (with some restrictions)

Purchase Tickets
Purchase advance tickets online or by phone at (800) 452-0314 or in person at the Visitors Desk at the Museum during regular admission hours. Information on group sales can be found calling (800) 452-0314 or (602) 307-2090, and on school tours by calling (602) 257-4356.

 

Image Credits

Left: The Evening Star (L'étoile du berger), Camille Corot, 1864. Oil on canvas. Baltimore, The Walters Art Museum Bequest of Henry Walters (37.154). Center: Stacks of Wheat (Sunset, Snow Effect)(detail) Claude Monet, 1890-91. Oil on canvas. The Art Institute of Chicago, Potter Palmer Collection (1922.431). Photograph © 2007 The Art Institute of Chicago. Right: The Sower(detail), Jean-François Millet, 1850. Oil on canvas. Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh. Purchase; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel B. Casey and Mr. and Mrs. George L. Craig, Jr. (63.7).

This exhibition is organized by The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD, in association with Phoenix Art Museum.
This exhibition is presented with major support provided by RBC Dain Rauscher. Additional support is provided by The Virginia M. Ullman Foundation, The Ruddock Family Trust, Carolyn Dunkin Schulte, and the Museum's Men's Arts Council in Memory of Tom McIntire. Education program support is provided by John C. Lincoln Health Network. Promotional support is provided by Westcor Shopping Centers, Cox Communications, The Arizona Republic, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, and Scottsdale Public Libraries. The exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.