Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art February 20–May 23, 2011

A collection of true national treasures—50 of the finest Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC—travels to Houston while the galleries that house the NGA's 19th-century French collection are closed for renovation.

The National Gallery´s Impressionist and Post-Impressionist collection ranks among the finest of any museum in the world and features some of the most famous artists active in France between the 1860s and the early 20th century. The MFAH presentation showcases masterpieces by Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Vincent van Gogh, Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and others. An unrivaled loan in the National Gallery's history, this exhibition offers a splendid overview of one of the greatest periods in European art and a survey of movements that changed the course of art history.

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The Museum becomes your very own Parisian sidewalk café with a limited-time offering of French pastries and luxury hot teas.

Explore the MFAH Collection of Impressionist Paintings
"Impressionist blockbuster pairs nicely with MFAH's own collection."
—Houston Chronicle/

A timed-entry ticket, which includes general museum admission, is required. MFAH Members receive complimentary admissions based on their level of membership. For the general public, admission is $20 (adults) and $15 (children, students, senior adults). Admission is free for children 5 and under, but they do need a ticket to enter the exhibition. On Thursday, tickets are available at a lower price ($15 adults; $10 children, students, senior adults) because general admission is free on Thursday, courtesy of the Shell Oil Company Foundation.
In addition to their complimentary admissions, MFAH Members may buy additional tickets for $10. These reduced-rate tickets may be purchased only by MFAH Members. All visitors may purchase a premium untimed ticket that allows one admission to the exhibition at the time/day of their choice during museum hours throughout the run of the show. Premium tickets are $12.50 (MFAH Members) and $25 (general public) and are not eligible for child/student/senior discounts.

This exhibition is organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington.

Lead underwriting is provided by:
The Hamill Foundation

Additional generous support is provided by:
The Albert and Margaret Alkek Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Duncan, Jr.
Nancy and Rich Kinder
Linn Energy, LLC
Mr. Fayez Sarofim
Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation
Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery D. Hildebrand
Mr. and Mrs. Meredith J. Long
The Vivian L. Smith Foundation
M. D. Anderson Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Reckling III
Mr. and Mrs. Richard P. Schissler, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Melvyn L. Wolff
Mr. and Mrs. Rodney H. Margolis
Ms. Ann G. Trammell

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

Education programs for this exhibition are made possible by the Favrot Fund.


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