Show me your Manet: Poznań opens Impressionism exhibition

Starting on January 9, 2020, visitors of the Zamek Culture Centre in Poznań, western Poland, will be able to see 19th-century prints by the giants of Impressionism: Manet, Pissarro and their contemporaries.

The exhibition “The Unknown Impressionism: Manet, Pissarro and their Contemporaries” features works from two museum collections, the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, which holds the largest single collection of 19th-century Impressionist prints, and the National Museum in Kraków. The exhibition includes 34 pieces from the Ashmolean Museum and ten pieces from the National Museum in Kraków.

Apart from Pisarro and Manet, the exhibited works include such artists as Alfred Sisley, Paul Cezanne, Auguste Renoir, and Henri de Toulouse Lautrec.

According to Anna Hryniewiecka, the head of the Zamek Culture Centre, Ashmolean Museum’s pieces are displayed outside the UK for the first time.

“We are presenting a unique thing: we’re displaying works of artists known to have contributed to the revolutionary movement of Impressionist art, artists who inspired Impressionists, and those who continued the effort,” she said.

As we can read on the website of the Zamek Culture Centre in Poznań, the exhibition is accompanied by an extensive educational programme, including lectures, workshops, museum classes, meetings, and guided tours.

The collection will be available for viewing at the Zamek Culture Centre in Poznań until March 29, 2020.

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