▪ Opening at the Philadelphia Museum of Art June 24: “Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting.” The exhibition was at the Musée du Luxembourg in Paris earlier, and is closing a run at the National Gallery in London.
The exhibition examines the early struggles and ultimate triumph of the artists who created the style known as Impressionism and the role that the Parisian art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel played in their success. It includes masterpieces by Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, and Mary Cassatt and will reunite for the first time key paintings that were shown in the earliest exhibitions devoted to their work. Many of these were organized by Durand-Ruel, who was an early champion of the Impressionists.
▪ In Las Vegas, the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art will debut “Picasso — Creatures and Creativity” on July 3, featuring 43 works from one of the 20th century’s most influential artists. It will run through Jan. 10.
The exhibition will focus on Picasso’s favorite theme, the human figure, and will take guests through the artist’s thought progression and the creative process behind his painting and printmaking. The exhibit will showcase Picasso’s modern work from 1938 to 1971, consisting of 19 lithographs, 13 linocuts, 8 paintings and three rare plates, each telling a different story.