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The Age of Impressionism: Great French Paintings from the Clark Art Institute


The acclaimed international tour of The Age of Impressionism: Great French Paintings from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute concludes in Houston at the MFAH. Showcasing the Clark's renowned holdings of 19th-century French painting, this spectacular exhibition features more than 70 works of art by a stellar lineup that includes Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Also represented are Pierre Bonnard, William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Jean-François Millet, Berthe Morisot, Alfred Sisley, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

The Clark launched the collection tour in 2011 at the Palazzo Reale in Milan, coinciding with a three-year expansion of the Clark's Williamstown, Massachusetts, facility. The MFAH is only the second, and the final, U.S. museum to host the exhibition.

Let's gather by the bench near the Gift Shop entrance inside the Beck Building (look for the green tiara).  There are several buildings associated with the museum.  Please be sure that you are in the Beck Building.

Tickets are $23.00 for adults.  Tickets are $18.00 for seniors 65+ (with id).  Tickets are $15.50 for students (with id).  Audio tours are available in English and Spanish for $5.00 each.  Special exhibit tickets provide general admission access.

MFAH Members receive complimentary admission based on level of membership.  Audio tours for members are available in English and Spanish for $4.00 each.

Free parking is available in four surface lots north of the Law Building. Two are along Main Street: one at Bissonnet, one at Oakdale; and two are off Montrose Boulevard: one at the Glassell Studio School and one at the Glassell Junior School.

Garage parking is available for $6.00 with proof of museum admission. The entrance is on Binz, marked by a large, yellow arrow.

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  • Ajit

    Thanks Kathleen for the second edition of impressionism. I had a great time.

    March 23, 2014

  • Ralph L.

    Very nice exhibit. Nice to meet everyone / see everyone again

    March 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good to meet everyone. Really enjoyed the exhibit.

    March 22, 2014

  • traci

    Beautiful art and met some great people.

    March 22, 2014

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