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Thursday, October 27, 2011
PAST: ART: "From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection" at the National Gallery of Art, Now - MON, Jan 2nd, 2012, Free
"Chester Dale's magnificent bequest to the National Gallery of Art in 1962 included a generous endowment as well as one of America's most important collections of French painting from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This special exhibition, the first in 45 years to explore the extraordinary legacy left to the nation by this passionate collector, features some 83 of his finest French and American paintings. Among the masterpieces on view are Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot's Forest of Fontainebleau (1834), Auguste Renoir's A Girl with a Watering Can (1876)." Continue readinghere.
Pictured: Auguste Renoir, A Girl with a Watering Can, 1876, oil on canvas. National Gallery of Art, Chester Dale Collection