Taubman will present “Titian to Monet” – Paintings on loan from the Joslyn Art Museum
The Taubman Museum of Art will present Titian to Monet: European Paintings from the Joslyn Art Museum. The exhibition marks the first time that the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska, will lend a selection of its European paintings as part of a traveling exhibition, with the Taubman Museum of Art being the first of only two locations chosen to share the collection. . Spanning almost 500 years, the 52 works of Titian to Monet: European Paintings from Joslyn Art Museum tell a vast history of European painting, from the Italian Renaissance to 19th-century French Impressionism.
The vast chronological and geographical range includes the most significant periods, schools and styles of European art history, represented by masterpieces by Titian, Veronese, El Greco, Claude Lorrain, Rembrandt, Courbet , Monet and Pissarro, among others. A highlight of the exhibition is a distinguished collection of 19th-century French academic paintings, with major works by Breton, Bouguereau and others.
Executive Director and CEO of the Joslyn Art Museum, Jack Becker, PhD, spoke about what viewers of the exhibit can expect to see. “From the imposing Portrait of a Man of the Cornaro Family with a Falcon by Titian from the late 1520s to a beautiful 17th-century floral still life by the Dutch painter Maria van Oosterwyck; from Claude Monet’s idyllic The Meadow from 1879 to Jean-Léon Gérôme’s fascinating Orientalist vision, The Grief of the Pacha from 1885 – we are delighted to share these works from Joslyn’s famous collection with audiences in Virginia.
Becker noted that Joslyn is currently undergoing an ambitious expansion and renovation, including of her European galleries, making possible this unprecedented tour of works, many of which never leave permanent display in Omaha.
The exhibition is organized into six sections: Devotional Art of the Early Renaissance, Renaissance and Baroque Art in Italy, The Golden Age of Dutch Painting, Reason and Romanticism in France and England , history and invention in the 19th century, and realism and impressionism. in modern Europe.
Outstanding examples of religious, historical, portrait, landscape, genre and still life painting define art movements and embody European social, cultural and political histories. Titian to Monet: European Paintings from Joslyn Art Museum explores the critical developments and cultural richness of European painting between 1400 and 1900.
“This exhibition offers a truly unique opportunity for many to experience works of art by European masters whose work has influenced and impacted generations across the centuries and around the world,” said Cindy Petersen, Executive Director of the Taubman Museum. of Art. “To bring a class of rural Virginia school children face to face with the work of Monet, or open the world of Titian to a resident of an assisted care facility through virtual programming, we are honored to be the catalyst to bring people and art together for discovery, learning and enjoyment.
The exhibition is accompanied by a richly illustrated publication, European Paintings and Sculpture from Joslyn Art Museum, written by Taylor J. Acosta, PhD, Chief Curator and Willis A. Strauss Curator of European Art at Joslyn Art Museum, with contributions renowned scholars and specialists in the history of European art.
Masterpieces from the renowned European collection of the Joslyn Art Museum are illuminated with artist biographies, examinations of practice and technique, and cultural and historical contexts. This publication was made possible through the generous support of the Hawks Foundation, the Gilbert M. and Martha H. Hitchcock Foundation, the Joslyn Art Museum Association, the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the Robert Lehman Foundation and an anonymous donor.
The expo will kick off with a paid opening celebration on Saturday, October 8 from 8-11 p.m., followed by a member preview day on Sunday, October 9. The exhibition will then be presented from October 14, 2022 to January 8, 2023.