May 23, 2018 Please note: The Art Museum will close at 2:30 p.m. today in preperation for our annual Collectors Dinner.

Van Gogh, Monet, Degas: The Mellon Collection of French Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

MARCH 17 – JULY 8, 2018

Van Gogh, Monet, Degas will dazzle audiences with masterpieces from every important school of French art from Romanticism through the School of Paris. A number of works included in the exhibition were only recently given to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and have not been seen publicly for a generation.

The Frick Pittsburgh will present Van Gogh, Monet, Degas: The Mellon Collection of French Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, an exhibition featuring more than 70 masterpieces collected by Pittsburgh-born collector and philanthropist, Paul Mellon (1907-1999), beginning in spring 2018. 

The Frick will be the first of a select group of museums to present this touring exhibition, which includes three works by Vincent Van Gogh (1853–1890): The Laundry Boat on the Seine at Asnières (1887), Daisies, Arles (1888), and The Wheat Field behind St. Paul’s Hospital, St. Rémy (1889). Claude Monet (1840-1926) is represented by four works in the show, including a large, late work capturing the dazzling irises in his garden at Giverny, and 10 works by Degas (1834-1917) are featured—including the artist’s most famous sculpture, The Little Dancer.

Covering more than 150 years of French art, the exhibition includes a beautiful and intimate group of Impressionist paintings by Édouard Manet (1882-1883), Pierre August Renoir (1841-1919), Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901), Alfred Sisley (1839-1899), and Camille Pissarro (1830–1903), as well as iconic works by Romantic masters Théodore Géricault (1791-1824) and Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863) and the Post-Impressionist and modernist work of Henri Matisse (1869-1954), Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) and Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947).

 

Program Information

Van Gogh, Monet, Degas: The Mellon Collection of French Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Dates: March 17, 2018 - July 8, 2018
Location: The Frick Art Museum
Admission:
Due to the popularity of this exhibition, we will be using timed ticketing. You may enter the exhibition within 30 minutes of the time indicated on your ticket. Please feel free to enjoy the exhibition as long as you wish.

Members- Free
Adult non-members $15
Senior/Student/Military $13
Youth 6–16 $8
Youth 5 and under free.
Groups of 10 or more: $13 per person.
Purchase Tickets
In addition to the aforementioned artists, nearly all of the great names associated with French art of the 19th-and early-20th-century are represented in this exhibition, including Paul Cézanne (1839-1906), Gustave Courbet (1819-1877), Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), Berthe Morisot (1841-1895), and Georges Seurat (1859–1891), among many others.

Renowned as one of the great collectors and philanthropists of the 20th century, Paul Mellon’s lifelong love of art resulted in extraordinary gifts to three institutions he held dear: the National Gallery of Art, Yale University, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Mellon served as a Trustee of the Virginia Museum for an unprecedented 41 years, from 1939-1979, and in 1985 was instrumental in the construction of a new wing to house his collection of British, American and French sporting art and works by French artists of the Romantic, Impressionist and Post-Impressionist periods.

Paul Mellon was the son of Henry Clay Frick’s close friend and colleague, Andrew Mellon (1855-1937). Both Frick and Andrew Mellon became known for their legacies as art collectors, the roots of which were formed when they traveled to Europe together in 1880. Paul Mellon grew up in this milieu of collecting and philanthropy and was an avid collector throughout his life.

Exhibition organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

The Pittsburgh presentation of this exhibition is made possible through the generous support of the Richard King Mellon Foundation.

Additional support is provided by the Allegheny Foundation.


Above: Edouard Manet (French, 1832–1883), On the Beach, Boulogne-sur-Mer (detail), 1868. Oil on canvas, 12¾”H × 26”W. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon. Photo: Katherine Wetzel © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

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