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"The Annenberg Collection of Impressionist and Postimpressionist
2000-06-06 until 2000-11-05
Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, NY,
Fifty-three paintings, watercolors, and drawings by
eighteen of the greatest artists who worked in France
in the 19th and early-20th centuries comprise the
Annenberg collection, which returns to The
Metropolitan Museum of Art for six months through
November 5, 2000. This annual event, now in its
sixth year, provides an exceptional opportunity for
visitors to view this renowned collection, which is
installed in three central rooms within the Museums
Nineteenth-Century European Paintings and
Philippe de Montebello, director of the Metropolitan
Museum, stated: For six months out of each year,
this extraordinary loan significantly enriches and
expands the breadth of the Museums collections in
both beauty and importance. I can only express my
gratitude to the Annenbergs for their willingness to
part annually with their collection, lovingly gathered
over a period of forty years, for the sole benefit of
making these works accessible to the public.
The Annenberg collection encompasses figure
painting, landscape, and still life, and celebrates the
many facets of avant-garde painting in France from
the mid-19th to the early-20th century. The artists
whose works are included in the Annenberg collection
are the luminaries of the Impressionist and
Post-Impressionist movements: Édouard Manet,
Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas,
Berthe Morisot, Henri Fantin-Latour, Henri de
Toulouse-Lautrec, Paul Cézanne, Georges Seurat,
Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Gauguin. Earlier works by
Camille Corot and Eugène Boudin, and later works by
Pierre Bonnard, Edouard Vuillard, Henri Matisse,
Pablo Picasso, and Georges Braque are also featured.
The Annenberg collection will eventually join the
Metropolitans holdings of European paintings.
(Woman Rocking a Cradle)
(Augustine-Alix Pellicot Roulin,
Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890).
Oil on canvas; 36 1/2 x 29 in.
(92.7 x 73.7 cm).
The Walter H. and
Leonore Annenberg Collection,
Partial Gift of Walter H. and
Leonore Annenberg, 1996 (1996.435).