Monet, Manet, and Turner at the Blanton
This week I attended a preview of the new exhibition of 19th century art at the Blanton Museum of Art. I was impressed by the exhibit. Manet’s At the Café is one of my favorite paintings. The show, “From Turner to Monet: Masterpieces from the Walters Art Museum,” opens October 2.
The exhibit offers an overview of various artistic schools and styles of 19th-century painting, from Ingres and Turner to the celebrated Impressionist style of Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, and Edgar Degas.
The paintings were acquired by William Walters and his son, Henry, in Baltimore. Together, they collected a diverse range of artwork including the contemporary art of their time.
The exhibition will remain up until January 2. If you’re on the campus for a home game or any other reason, I recommend that you stop by the Blanton and enjoy the show.