- True to Nature: Open-Air Painting in Europe, 1780–1870
- February 2 – May 3, 2020
- West Building, Ground Floor, Inner Tier
An integral part of art education in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, painting en plein air was a core practice for avant-garde artists in Europe. Intrepid artists such as
The exhibition is accompanied by a comprehensive catalog with essays by leading experts in the field and will present new information about this key aspect of European art history.
The exhibition is curated by Mary Morton, curator and head of the department of French paintings, National Gallery of Art, Washington; Ger Luitjen, director, Fondation Custodia, Collection Frits Lugt, Paris; and Jane Munro, keeper of paintings, drawings and prints, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
Organization: The exhibition is organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington; the Fondation Custodia, Collection Frits Lugt, Paris; and the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
Passes: Admission is always free and passes are not required
Other venues: Fondation Custodia, Collection Frits Lugt, Paris, June 14–September 13, 2020
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, October 6, 2020–January 31, 2021