The first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century will premiere at the DMA in October 2014. Bouquets: French Still-Life Painting from Chardin to Matisse, co-organized by the DMA and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, will showcase approximately 60 floral still lifes from painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, and Paul Cézanne to, highlight the well-established painting genre in France during the 1800s. This exhibition will include six works from the DMA’s collection, and be accompanied by a fully illustrated color catalogue.
The exhibition tour includes:
- Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX (October 26, 2014-February 8, 2015)
- Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA (March 22, 2015-June 21, 2015)
- Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO (July 19, 2015-October 11, 2015)
Bouquets: French Still-Life Painting from Chardin to Matisse will require an $8.00 special exhibition ticket.
Bouquets: French Still-Life Painting from Chardin to Matisse developed from strong partnerships fostered by the French Regional American Museum Exchange (FRAME) and is co-organized by Dr. Mitchell Merling, the Paul Mellon Curator and Head of the Department of European Art, VMFA, and Dr. Heather MacDonald, the Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art, DMA. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. The exhibition in Dallas is presented by Texas Instruments. Air transportation provided by American Airlines.
Images: Anne Vallayer-Coster, Bouquet of Flowers in a Blue Porcelain Vase, 1776, oil on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, Foundation for the Arts Collection, Mrs. John B. O'Hara Fund and gift of Michael L. Rosenberg; Édouard Manet, Vase of White Lilacs and Roses, 1883, oil on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection; Gustave Caillebotte, Yellow Roses in a Vase (Roses jaunes dans un vase), 1882, oil on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, The Eugene and Margaret McDermott Art Fund, Inc., in honor of Janet Kendall Forsythe; Henri Théodore Fantin-Latour, Still Life with Vase of Hawthorn, Bowl of Cherries, Japanese Bowl, and Cup and Saucer, 1872, oil on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, Foundation for the Arts Collection, Mrs. John B. O'Hara Fund and gift of Mrs. Bruno Graf by exchange; Pierre Bonnard, Pitcher with Flowers, c. 1935, oil on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection