Great art has the power to cast light upon aspects of life that are often overlooked – and that’s exactly what the Toledo Museum of Art hopes to accomplish with its upcoming exhibit.
From Oct.7-Jan.1, the museum hosts an exclusive exhibition titled Manet: Portraying Life. The exhibit features approximately 40 paintings and pastels of straight portraiture by French artist Edouard Manet, often considered the father of 19th-Century Impressionism.
Manet’s depictions of the everyday will call upon viewers to consider the importance of identity and reality in contemporary life, says Larry Nichols, exhibit curator.
“The reproduction of reality is a commonplace in our life today,” says Nichols. “The subject matter of the show is something we all are familiar with and are involved with daily, whether we recognize it or not.”
The museum will be the only museum in the U.S. to host Manet: Portraying Life. Worldwide, the only other museum to show this collection will be the Royal Academy of Arts in London, co-organizer of the exhibit.
For more information, visit www.toledomuseum.org.
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