Two big art exhibits open this weekend, both with a focus on 19th- and 20th-century European art—specifically Impressionism and Post-Impressionism.
“Turner to Cézanne: Masterpieces From the Davies Collection, National Museum Wales” opens Saturday, January 30, at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and “From Impressionism to Modernism: the Chester Dale Collection” opens Sunday, January 31, at the National Gallery of Art.
Both are worthy exhibits that feature works by renowned artists—from Monet and Renoir to van Gogh and Picasso. Both collections were amassed by wealthy patrons who shared their art with the world.
The Corcoran takes a chronological look at art according to movement and artist, while the National Gallery shows the pieces hung together by type—still life, portraiture, landscape, and more.