The McNay Art Museum proudly presents “Monet to Matisse: A Century of French Moderns” from March 1 to June 4 in its newly reconstructed Tobin Exhibition Galleries. The exhibition showcases 65 paintings and sculptures from the Brooklyn Museum’s European collection, as well as pieces from the McNay’s prized holdings.
The McNay describes this exhibition as “exemplifying the avant-garde movements that defined modern art in the 19th and 20th centuries, tracing a shift from capturing the visual to evoking the idea, from an emphasis on naturalism to the rise of abstraction.”
The collection explores themes of portraiture, landscape, still life and the nude and includes an illustrated catalog, co-authored by Rich Aste and Lisa Small, the exhibition’s organizers from the Brooklyn Museum. As part of its social media campaign, the McNay features #McNayFrenchModerns where guests can find interactive videos and content highlighting the permanent collection of modern works housed in the Tobin Exhibition Galleries.
The McNay Museum is located at 6000 N. New Braunfels Ave. For admission hours and fees, visit www.mcnayart.org.