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Manet and Modern Paris

December 5, 1982 – March 6, 1983
East Building, Upper Level and Mezzanine, Northeast, Pod I (6,000 sq. ft.)

Edouard Manet, Masked Ball at the Opera, 1873, oil on canvas, Gift of Mrs. Horace Havemeyer in memory of her mother-in-law, Louisine W. Havemeyer, 1982.75.1

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: More than 100 paintings, pastels, prints, and photographs marked the centenary of Edouard Manet's death in 1883. The exhibition presented works by Manet and his precursors, contemporaries, and followers. 9 sections dealt with life in Paris and its environs.

Organization: Theodore Reff of Columbia University was guest curator; David E. Rust and Florence E. Coman were coordinators at the Gallery. Gaillard Ravenel and Mark Leithauser designed the exhibition and Gordon Anson designed the lighting.

Attendance: 244,319

Catalog: Manet and Modern Paris, by Theodore Reff. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1982.

Manet, Edouard
French, 1832 - 1883

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