Spanning nearly 500 years, the 52 works comprising the special ticketed exhibition Titian to Monet: European Paintings from Joslyn Art Museum narrate a broad history of European painting from the Italian Renaissance to nineteenth-century French Impressionism.
The expansive chronological and geographical range includes the most significant periods, schools, and styles of European art history, represented by masterworks by Titian, Veronese, El Greco, Claude Lorrain, Rembrandt, Courbet, Monet, and Pissarro, among others. A highlight of the exhibition is a distinguished group of nineteenth-century French academic paintings, with major works by Breton, Bouguereau, and Gérôme.
The exhibition is organized by Joslyn Art Museum in collaboration with the Taubman Museum of Art, and marks the first time that Joslyn Art Museum will loan a selection of its European paintings as a traveling exhibition.
Joslyn is currently undergoing an ambitious expansion and renovation, including of its European galleries, which makes this unprecedented tour of works—many of which never leave permanent display in Omaha—possible.
The exhibition is organized in six sections: Devotional Art of the Early Renaissance, Renaissance and Baroque Art in Italy, The Golden Age of Netherlandish Painting, Reason and Romanticism in France and England, History and Invention in the Nineteenth-Century, and Realism and Impressionism in Modern Europe.
Outstanding examples of religious, history, portrait, landscape, genre, and still-life painting define artistic 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.
The Taubman Museum of Art will debut the exhibition with a ticketed Opening Celebration Saturday, October 8, 2022, 8-11 pm, featuring live music, tableaux vivants, and other interactive elements. A Member Preview Day is scheduled for Sunday, October 9, 2022.
The exhibition will open to the public on Friday, October 14, 2022, and remain on view through Sunday, January 8, 2023.
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About Joslyn Art Museum:
Joslyn Art Museum showcases art from ancient times to the present. The Museum was a gift to the people of Omaha from Sarah Joslyn in memory of her husband, George, who made his fortune as president of the Western Newspaper Union. The Museum's collections, which span ancient to contemporary, reflect the tastes, opportunities, and resources of several generations of art patrons. The Joslyn Memorial opened to the public in 1931 with an inaugural display including gifts of European art from several local collectors. Sarah Joslyn’s endowment to the Museum supported important Old Master acquisitions. Over the years, the European collection has continued to grow, bolstered by Omaha’s patronage and the desire to build a cherished institution in the city. Joslyn Art Museum’s European art collection is a significant cultural resource for the region and regarded as one of the finest of its kind in North America.
Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926), The Meadow (detail), 1879, oil on canvas, 32 x 39 1/4 in. (81.3 x 99.7 cm), Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska, Gift of Mr. William Averell Harriman, 1944.79. Photograph © Bruce M. White, 2019
Jacob Fopsen van Es (Flemish, c. 1596–1666), Still Life (detail), 1630, oil on panel, 29 3/4 x 42 in. (75.6 x 106.7 cm), Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska, Museum purchase with funds from the Art Acquisition Endowment Fund and Major Art Purchase Fund in memory of Edith Larsen Jonas, 1974.56. Photograph © Bruce M. White, 2019
Gustave Doré (French, 1832–1883), Mountain Landscape (detail), 1877, oil on canvas, 30 x 60 1/2 in. (76.2 x 153.7 cm), Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska, Gift of Mrs. Lily Javits, 1948.23. Photograph © Bruce M. White, 2019
Jules Breton (French, 1827–1906), The Weeders (detail), 1860, oil on canvas, 37 x 66 1/2 in. (94 x 168.9 cm), Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska, Museum purchase, 1984.47. Photograph © Bruce M. White, 2019
Angelica Kauffmann (Swiss, 1741–1807), A Portrait of Mary Tisdal Reading (detail), c. 1771–72, oil on canvas, 24 3/4 x 29 3/4 in. (62.9 x 75.6 cm), Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska, Museum purchase with funds from The Jack Drew Art Endowment Fund for 18th- and 19th-Century Art, 2016.9. Photograph © Bruce M. White, 2019