It is not enough today for museum curators to simply assemble a selection of the works of the great Impressionists, such as Claude Monet, Edgar Degas and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, to attract the attention of over-saturated viewers, as reports this article. In order to obtain loans of coveted artwork from other preeminent museums and persuade those institutions to commit as touring venues as well as garner the interest of art savvy viewers, curators must create exhibitions that are innovative in their approach to the 19th century art movement that is Impressionism.
Curator Gloria Groom has accomplished just that with this summer’s "Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity" exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago. The exhibition is considered the "biggest and most important Impressionist presentation" to be on display at the museum in two decades. It is believed that no previous show has examined the interrelationships between Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity, in such an in-depth and large-scale as the Art Institute of Chicago’s exhibition.
This summer’s groundbreaking exhibition is co-organized by two of the world’s other institutions of renowned collections of Impressionism, the Musee d’Orsay in Paris and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Approximately 300 objects in all, including 75 paintings, 17 dresses, and a selection of fashion accessories, works on paper and related ephemera, comprise the not to miss art exhibit this summer in Chicago, which runs from June 26, 2013 through September 22, 2013.