Impressionism: A Centenary Exhibition

Impressionism: A Centenary Exhibition

Anne Distel


once the Musees Nationaux de France started to set up this exhibition, it grew to become obtrusive that it'd be tough to hold via such an firm satisfactorily with out the aid of an affiliate within the usa, the place such a lot of masterpieces of the Impressionist university are to be discovered. the alternative of the Metropolitan Museum of artwork was once the outcome not just of the dimensions and caliber of its selection of Impressionist works but additionally — and maybe extra importantly — of the shut and pleasant relatives that experience lengthy existed among the Metropolitan and the Reunion des Musees Nationaux de France, in particular the Louvre.

Accordingly, an contract used to be labored out for a joint attempt to prevent festival for loans, mix the institutions' powers of persuasion, and doubtless facilitate issues of transportation and insurance.

We consider that those first steps in overseas cooperation open how to arresting or at the least attenuating the aggressive fight that exists among the good museums of the realm, a fight financially burdensome and unacceptable while practiced via associations that finally practice a similar cultural job.

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