Exhibition on Impressionism is opening in Philadelphia

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Posted: Jun 16, 2015 3:23 PM
Exhibition on Impressionism is opening in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An exhibition is opening at the Philadelphia Museum of Art that traces the development of Impressionism and highlights the role a Parisian art dealer played in its success.

"Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting" will run June 24 through Sept. 13.

The exhibition will span the period of 1865 through 1905. It is drawing from collections around the world and includes works by Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro and Mary Cassatt.

Museum officials say that over a 40-year period, Durand-Ruel bought about 12,000 pictures, including more than 1,000 by Monet and about 1,500 by Renoir, and helped make Impressionism a household name.

The exhibition's first stops were in Paris and London. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is its only U.S. venue.

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This story has been corrected to show the last name of the artist is Degas, not Dega.