French Impressionist artworks are in public and private ownership all over the World; many of these are on permanent display in museums and art galleries. From time to time the curators of these institutions arrange temporary exhibitions, which often travel to more than one venue.
The following series of links lead you to pages which list details of temporary exhibitions, past, present and future:
Currently showing in Paris, and travelling in 2013
Impressionism and Fashion – at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris (ends 20 January 2013), which travels on to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (starting 19 February 2013), and then onto the Chicago Art Institute (beginning 30 June 2013). An innovative look at changing fashion in the latter decades of the nineteenth century, and the manner in which the impressionist artists depicted these. Besides a number of exquisite paintings, the exhibitions also includes period garments. The reviews of the exhibition in Paris have been full of praise.
NOT TO BE MISSED IN NORMANDY, 2013
In 2013 Normandy, arguably the birthplace of impressionism, will host the second Impressionism Festival. Like the first impressionist festival held in 2010, this one promises to be as good if not better. To coincide with the Armada Festival in Rouen this year, the theme of the impressionist festival is water.
Various temporary exhibitions and related activities all exploring the theme of water and the impressionists are planned for art galleries and museums and other cultural centres in and around both Upper and Lower Normandy.
For a full programme of activities, … click here.
Having greatly enjoyed the Normandie Impressionniste festival in 2010, if it is not too much of a cliché, the festival really is a must for lovers of French impressionism. And who could possibly not enjoy visiting Normandy? But for those who can not travel to Normandy, there are some wonderful temporary exhibitions of impressionist art doing the rounds. For my choice of five must see impressionist exhibitions in 2013 … click here.