18 Must-See Impressionism Shows Around the World in 2024

On April 15, 1874, a group of some 30 painters, many rejected by the jury of the official Paris Salon, were invited by the photographer Nadar to showcase their works in his former Paris studio. The daring display, a radical departure from the accepted academic conventions in place, included Claude Monet’s Impression, Sunrise (1872). The landscape, depicting the port of Le Havre, prompted art critic Louis Leroy to coin the term Impressionism, which now refers to the work of a group of independent artists—including Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley, Edgar Degas, Berthe Morisot, and Camille Pissarro—who organized eight exhibitions over the course of 12 years.

The 150-year anniversary of this artistic movement is being celebrated across Europe and America. The fifth edition of the Normandie Impressionniste festival will mark the sesquicentennial with, fittingly, 150 events in Rouen, Caen, and other locations in Normandy over a span of six months. And the Musée d’Orsay, which has one of the best (if not the best) collections of Impressionist art in the world, has loaned about 180 works to 30 institutions for the occasion and mounted its own highly anticipated show, which debuted in late March. Here we highlight that show and 19 other must-see Impressionist exhibitions.

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Source: artnews.com

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