French exhibit at MFAH

“Masterpieces of French Painting From the Metropolitan Museum of Art” is on display now through May 6th at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. The exhibit includes nearly 3,000 pieces of art that are a can’t miss experience. As reported by the Houston Chronicle:

Sacred and profane. Landscapes and portraits. Genres and fantasies and nudes. Masterpieces of French Painting From the Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1800-1920, on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, holds them all.

The paintings span the 19th century, a time of multiple wars, from Napoleonic to World War I, and convulsive aesthetic revolutions, from neoclassicism to Cubism, ending just short of the 1924 Surrealist manifesto.

With 132 paintings by artists whose names define the period’s art history, the choices of study and delight are multiple: eight by Degas, 10 Monets, three van Goghs, six Renoirs, nine Cézannes, nine Manets, three Picassos, three Matisses, three Modiglianis, four by Ingres — among others.

More info on the exhibit:

Masterpieces of French Painting From the Metropolitan Museum of Art

When: Now through May 6; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays; 12:15-7 p.m. Sundays.

Where: Audrey Jones Beck Building, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 5601 Main; 713-639-7300

Admission: Timed-entry tickets: $15 adults, $10 ages 6-18 and 65 and older Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; $18 adults, $11 ages 6-18 and 65 and older Saturdays-Sundays; $8 adults, $6.50 ages 6-18 and 65 ages Thursdays. Free for ages 5 and younger. VIP tickets, good for admission at any time, $25. Advance tickets available 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 11:30 a.m-5 p.m. Sundays; 713-639-7771 or www.mfah.org.

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