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Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism

  • National Gallery of Art, East Building (map)

This exhibition is the first major presentation of Bazille’s work in America in a quarter-century and brings together some 74 paintings (and two sketchbooks) from private and public collections in the United States, Europe, and Japan. Paintings by Bazille are exhibited alongside key works by the predecessors who inspired him—including Théodore Rousseau and Gustave Courbet—and by the contemporaries, such as Manet and Monet, with whom he was closely associated.

Earlier Event: July 23
James Madison's Montpelier
Later Event: July 25
Woodrow Wilson House Tour