The exhibition will feature 72 works — roughly half the museum’s collection of French prints — and a small number of French photographs. Among the artists on view are Georges Braque, Honoré Daumier, Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Théodore Géricault, Edouard Manet, Charles Méryon, Camille Pissarro, Georges Rouault, and James Tissot. It is being curated by Nancy Sojka, former Curator of Prints and Drawings for the Detroit Institute of Arts.
“Patrons will enjoy images that glorify or ridicule the ever-present French State, along with landscapes, monuments, and street life found in towns and cities, bucolic renditions of farm life, the adoration of beautiful women, the love of children,” says Sojka.
The exhibition continues through August 25, and is sponsored in Kalamazoo by Alliance Française de Kalamazoo.
The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts is located at 435 W. South Street, and is open six days (closed Mondays). Admission is $5, $2 for students. Children through age 12, KIA members, and active military personnel enjoy free admission.