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French Moderns: Monet to Matisse (1850-1950) 

Through 60 paintings, drawings, and sculptures from the collection of New York’s Brooklyn Museum, French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950 chronicles a vital and much-loved period in the history of art, during which France was a center of avant-garde activity. Focusing on four themes — landscape, still life, portraiture, and the nude — the show opens with examples of Academic art, whose idealized realism and traditional subject matter would be eschewed with the advent of modernism. Illustrating this evolution is an array of masterworks by Millet, Gérôme, Cézanne, Bonnard, Renoir, Redon, Rodin, and many more.