Masterpieces of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism

The Annenberg Collection

May 6 – August 5, 1990

West Building Main Floor

THIS EXHIBITION IS NO LONGER ON VIEW AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY.

Overview: 54 paintings and a collage came from the collection of the Honorable Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg; most of these works had not been seen by the public for years. On crowded weekdays and weekends free exhibition passes were distributed as necessary on a first-come, first-served basis.

Organization: Exhibition curators were Joseph J. Rishel, curator of European painting and sculpture before 1900 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Colin B. Bailey, former assistant curator of European painting and sculpture before 1900 in Philadelphia, who was the current curator of painting at the Kimbell Art Museum. Charles S. Moffett, senior curator and curator of modern painting, coordinated the exhibition at the National Gallery. Gaillard Ravenel and Mark Leithauser designed the exhibition, and Gordon Anson designed the lighting.

Sponsor: GTE Corporation supported the exhibition.

Attendance: 341,473

Catalog: Masterpieces of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism: The Annenberg Collection, by Colin B. Bailey, Joseph J. Rishel, and Mark Rosenthal, with the assistance of Veerle Thielemans. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1989.

Brochure: Masterpieces of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism: The Annenberg Collection. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1990.

Other Venues: Philadelphia Museum of Art, May 21–September 17, 1989
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, May 16–November 11, 1990
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, May 18–September 29, 1991

Image: Installation view of Masterpieces of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism: The Annenberg Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Gallery Archives