Faculty and staff are encouraged to walk over and get a free look at those works on March 28 any time between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. March 28. Employees should take their university ID. Additional guests must pay the regular $15 exhibit rate.
Faculty and staff may also register for a private viewing that evening, hosted by President and Mrs. James R. Ramsey, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be offered from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Employees may bring one guest.
While there is no charge for the evening event, advanced registration is required. Register online.
The “Renoir to Chagall: Paris and the Allure of Color” opened at the museum Feb. 3 and runs through May 6. It includes 55 paintings from the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis, Tenn., and nearly 30 works from the Speed and other Kentucky public and private collections.
The exhibit focuses on the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist periods and includes artists immediately preceding and following. The artists worked some, if not all, of their careers in Paris. The diverse subjects and styles illustrate the critical developments in French painting during this period that profoundly changed the direction of modern art.
Artist included in the exhibit include Edgar Degas; Claude Monet; Pierre-Auguste Renoir; Camille Pissarro; Mary Cassatt, the only American to exhibit with the Impressionists; Henri Matisse; Paul Cezanne; Paul Gauguin; Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec; Georges Braque and Marc Chagall.