Claude Monet, artwork "Impression, soleil levant", Paris, by dalbera under CC BY 2.0

The Impressionists' Revolution

The museums of Paris, Cologne, Milan, Washington, and many others celebrate the 150th anniversary of Impressionism.

On 15 April 1874, the first Impressionist exhibition opened in Paris at the Nadar photographic studio. 165 art works made by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley, Camille Pissarro, Edgar Degas, Paul Cézanne, and many other artists belonging to the 'Societè anonyme des artistes, peintres, sculpteurs, graveurs' revolutionized art, decreeing the birth of a new artistic movement: Impressionism. 

In Paris, the Musée d'Orsay, in collaboration with the National Gallery of Art of Washington, celebrates the anniversary with a selection of 130 works exhibited at the legendary exhibition of 1874.

Paris 1874: Inventing Impressionism.
Paris, Musée d'Orsay, 26 March-14 July 2024

Paris 1874: the Impressionist Moment 
Washington, National Gallery of Art, 8 September 2024-20 January 2025.

For all the year, France celebrates 150 years of Impressionism with exhibitions throughout the country.  Check here the list & calendar of all the exhibitions organized!

And in the rest of Europe? 

Paris 1874: Revolution in Art
Cologne, Wallraf-Richartz Museum, 15 March-15 May 2024.

Cézanne/Renoir. Masterpieces from the Musée de l'Orangerie and the Musée d'Orsay.
Milan, Palazzo Reale, 19 March-30 June 2024.

Impressionists. The Beginning of the Modern Era
Rome, Museo Storico della Fanteria, 30 March-28 August 2024.

And in Switzerland? 

The Foundation Beyer in Basel will host the first Henri Matisse retrospective in the German-speaking world in almost 20 years. 

Matisse – Invitation to the Voyage

Basel, Foundation Beyer, 22 September 2024-26 January 2025.

Celebrate the anniversary of Impressionism with MatchArt! We have created special tours for you to discover the great Impressionist masterpieces preserved in Zurich & its surroundings! Don't waste time, find out more here!

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