2 March-19 June 2011. This exhibition brings 73 French masterpieces to Milan from the famous American Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute of Williamson in Massachussetts. Palazzo Reale, which is the first stop on this world tour, displays is a unique ensemble of French paintings from the 19th century, including work by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Edouard Manet, Berthe Morisot and Camille Pissarro.

The exhibition is divided in ten sections dedicated to central topics which testify the great stylistic and technical innovations of the second half of 1800: impression, light, nature, sea, city, countryside, journeys, body, faces, society and pleasures .

The Clark Art Institute was founded in 1955 in New England by its founders Robert Sterling Clarke, one of the heirs of Singer sewing machines fortune, and his wife Francine Clary Clark, who acquired the first nucleus of the collection between 1910 and 1950. The collection, which is composed by about 8,000 pieces including 500 paintings, includes European and American masterpieces from the Renaissance to the end of 1800.

After Milan this exhibition will travel to France from 13 July to 31 October 2011 to the Meus

General Info

Address Palazzo Reale. Piazza Duomo 12, Milan, tel. 199 500 200. Daily 09.30-19.30, Mon 14.30-19.30, Thurs, Sat 09.30-22.30.

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French Impressionists at Palazzo Reale

Palazzo Reale. Piazza Duomo 12, Milan, tel. 199 500 200. Daily 09.30-19.30, Mon 14.30-19.30, Thurs, Sat 09.30-22.30.