Visitors to Atlanta’s High Museum this fall and winter won’t want to miss an outstanding exhibit of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and modern art on display through mid-January. The show, entitled “Cézanne and the Modern: Masterpieces of European Art,” features pieces from collector Henry Pearlman. More than 50 masterworks from Manet, Pissarro, Degas, Gauguin, van Gogh, Lipchitz, Soutine and Modigliani “offer a distinctive and extraordinary visual survey of the groundbreaking beginnings to the great flowering of European modernism as seen through the eyes of an exceptional collector.” The centerpiece of the exhibition is a group of 24 oils and watercolors by Paul Cézanne, “an artist whose work bridged the two worlds of the Impressionists and modernists, and continues to be celebrated and admired for its innovation, rigor and beauty.”
According to the High Museum, “Cézanne and the Modern showcases the extraordinary vision of Henry Pearlman (1895–1974), a modest American entrepreneur who amassed an astonishing collection of modern art from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including perhaps the greatest collection of watercolors by Cézanne outside of France.” The Henry and Rose Pearlman Collection has resided at Princeton University Art Museum since 1976, and this exhibition marks the first international tour of the entire collection since Pearlman’s death in 1974.
The exhibition runs from October 25 to January 11.
For more information about the exhibit, visit the High Museum of Art website.