Renoir, The Council of the Gods


October 27, 2019 to January 26, 2020
12:00 AM


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October 27, 2019 – January 26, 2020

Over the course of his long career, Pierre-Auguste Renoir continually turned to the human figure for artistic inspiration. The body—particularly the nude—was the defining subject of Renoir's artistic practice from his early days as a student copying the old masters in the Louvre to the early 20th century, when his revolutionary style of painting inspired the masters of modernism.

In recognition of the centenary of Renoir's death, the Clark Art Institute and Kimbell Art Museum present Renoir – The Body, The Senses. This daring exhibition is the first major exploration of Renoir's unceasing interest in the human form, and it reconsiders Renoir as a constantly evolving artist whose style moved from Realism into luminous Impressionism, culminating in the modern classicism of his last decades.

On view in the Renzo Piano Pavilion. This exhibition is organized by the Kimbell Art Museum and the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Massachusetts.

$18 for adults; $16 for seniors and students; $14 for children ages 6–11; free for children under 6 and for Kimbell members. Half-price tickets all day Tuesdays and after 5pm on Fridays.