Some of the most celebrated works of the great Impressionist painters are at the Kimbell Art Museum, including Édouard Manet, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. They were painters of modern life who created a more complete and delightful picture of the world in which they lived than any artists before them or since. The Impressionist movement fostered breathtakingly original pictorial idioms that ushered in the progressive art of the 20th century.

The loan of 92 paintings from Chicago’s world-renowned Impressionist collection is possible because of an ambitious reinstallation and expansion project at the Art Institute that includes extensive renovation of the galleries and the construction of a new Modern Wing designed by Renzo Piano—the architect recently chosen by the Kimbell to design its own second building. The Art Institute’s Impressionist collection has never before left Chicago in such a large group, and it will be shown exclusively at the Kimbell.

The Impressionists: Master Paintings from the Art Institute of Chicago