Monet to Matisse: Impressionism to Modernism from the Bemberg Foundation June 27–September 19, 2021

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Monet to Matisse: Impressionism to Modernism celebrates the art collection assembled by Georges Bemberg and now housed in southern France at the Renaissance Hôtel d’Assézat in Toulouse. Bemberg (1915–2011) was a writer and pianist who was born in Argentina and grew up in Paris, and his collection is rarely exhibited elsewhere. The MFAH is the first and only U.S. venue.

The Bemberg Collection comprises paintings, drawings, and bronzes spanning the 14th century to the 20th century. The Modern French paintings offer a panorama of the main currents of the late 19th and early 20th centuries: Impressionism, Pointillism, Symbolism, and Fauvism.

These works of art reflect Bemberg’s enthusiasm for the great masters of the French School. Among the artists represented in the exhibition are Pierre Bonnard, Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Camille Pissarro, Odilon Redon, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Signac, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Édouard Vuillard.

► Audio Guide
The exhibition audio guide delves deeper into selected works of art, with commentary and insights from MFAH curators. Available online and in the galleries. Disponible en español. To listen in the galleries, please bring your mobile device and headphones.
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Curators in Conversation
Enjoy an overview of the exhibition with curators Helga Aurisch and Ann Dumas.

Monet to Matisse: Impressionism to Modernism from the Bemberg Foundation | June 27–September 19, 2021

This exhibition is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Bemberg Foundation in collaboration with Manifesto Expo.

This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Generous funding provided by:
The Favrot Fund
Samuel F. Gorman
Carol and Mike Linn
Sidley Austin LLP
Ann G. Trammell

Additional Museum support provided by a Cultural District grant from


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