The American Friends Musée d’Orsay has planned two art-filled days in Washington, D.C. (October 1 – 2, 2015). The highlight of the visit will be a private tour of the exhibit Gustave Caillebotte: A Painter’s Eye, lead by the curators at the National Gallery of Art.
Caillebotte’s work is considered to be one of the cornerstones of early Impressionism, and this exhibition has been praised for its variety: portraits, still lifes, garden scenes, and two rare nudes. Featured will be his masterpiece, Paris Street, Rainy Day (pictured here).
Attendees will also enjoy private tours of two gems of the Washington art scene. The Phillips Collection is housed in the mansion of Duncan Phillips, and features the celebrated Boating Party by Renoir, as well as works by Bonnard, Rothko, and O’Keefe. The Kreeger Museum offers a wonderful collection of Monet, Picasso, Renoir, Cezanne, and others set in a stunning modern home designed by Philip Johnson.
Attendees will dine with Ambassador Gerard Araud at the French Residence, and there will also be a tour of Nabis art in a private home.
For more information, please contact:
Greg Joye, Director of Development, American Friends Musee d’Orsay: (greg.joye [at] aforsay.org), Tel: 212-508-1639
Phil Tremo is the France Today Ambassador for Washington D.C.