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Where to find Art Exhibitions in 2020 displaying the magnificent Impressionism artworks

Below is a comprehensive list of wonderful art exhibitions showcasing the beloved impressionism artworks of the famous artists such as Monet, Degas, Morisot, Pissarro, Renoir, Cassatt & many more. The information has been divided into four sections. Exhibitions in:

  • America
  • Europe
  • Far East & Australia
  • Middle East

I hope that where ever you are in the world that you manage to see one of these exhibitions! I look forward to your comments.

Art Exhibitions in America showing Impressionism Masterpieces in 2020

Exhibition: The Impressionist Pastels

When: Aug 16, 2019–Mar 8, 2020
Where:  Art Institute Chicago

This beautiful exhibition takes the viewer away from the typical oil paintings of the impressionists and is showcasing their drawings, sketches and colorful pastels.

Pastel art was once a popular art form in France & the UK in the 18th century. However it fell out of fashion and was largely forgotten. The impressionists who rejected all current art trends, embraced the beautiful effects that pastels offered.

This stunning exhibition displays pastel artworks of four impressionism artists: Edgar Degas, Eva Gonzalès, Mary Cassatt and Berthe Morisot. Their subjects are scenes from 19th century France such as ballerinas portrayed by Degas and portraits of women in everyday moments depicted by Gonzales, Cassatt and Morisot.

Degas Impressionism artwork of Ballet Dancers - Pastels
Degas Pastels Ballet Dancers

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Exhibition: One Each: Still Lifes by Pissaro, Cézanne, Manet and Friends

Where: Toledo Museum of Art Ohio, USA
When: January 18 until April 12, 2020

Where: Cincinnati Art Museum USA
When: May 15, 2020 until August 9, 2020

Although impressionism is mostly associated with colorful landscape paintings, these artists sometimes painted still life pictures as well. Also in their still life paintings, the impressionists broke away from the traditional style of painting. Their still life paintings emphasized the effects of light on their subject, and they continued to use their bright palette of colors and short, visible brush-strokes.

The One Each exhibition focuses on the still life impressionism artworks of some of the famous French artists and their impact on subsequent art movements. In this exhibition, you will view the stunning still life artworks of all the great impressionism masters such as Camille Pissarro, Édouard Manet, Paul Cézanne, Claude Monet, Henri Fantin-Latour and Gustave Courbet.

Camille Pissarro still life painting
Still Life by Camille Pissarro

Art Exhibitions in Europe showcasing Impressionism Artworks

Monet2Klimt – Art in Motion

When: Until 30 December 2020
Where: Helios Hall,  Tallinn, Estonia

Monet2Klimt is a magnificent state-of-the-art, digital sound and light show portraying the incredible artworks of three famous artists: Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh and Gustav Klimt. Hundreds of projectors are used to screen their beautiful artworks.

The artists’ colorful paintings are projected onto huge walls, screens, ceilings and floors. Where ever you turn and look, you will be see the art. The overall effect is that you are totally immersed inside the paintings. Beautiful classical music serves as a background. The music brings the paintings to life, as the artworks move and merge into an amazing showcase of the artworks, like never seen before.

This exhibition is a feast of all the senses . The entire show takes around 45 minutes and suitable for all ages (including children).

This is a very popular show. I therefore recommend that you book your tickets online in order to avoid waiting in long queues.

The exhibition is open daily from 12.00 until 20.00.

Monet2Klimt Exhibition

Gauguin & the Impressionists – Masterpieces from the Ordrupgaard Collection

When: 29 March — 14 June 2020
Where: Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

The Ordrupgaard Museum in Denmark is the home to one of the most impressive Impressionism collections in Europe.

This exhibition will be showing sixty paintings from the Ordrupgaard collection. On display will be paintings by the Impressionism giants such as Manet, Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, Morisot and Degas. Also on display will be paintings by the forerunners of Impressionism such as Corot and Courbet. Also paintings from the Barbizon School will be exhibited.

The last part of the exhibition will show paintings by Paul Gauguin, the Post-Impressionism painter . There will be paintings scanning Gauguin’s entire artistic career.

Many of the paintings in this exhibition have never been on display in the UK before.

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Paul Gauguin Painting from the Ordrupgaard Collection
Paul Gauguin Painting from the Ordrupgaard Collection

Exhibition: Impressionists Secrets

When: From 6 October 2019 March 8 2020
Where: At the Palazzo Bonaparte, Piazza Venezia , Rome, Italy

This new exhibition will showcase over 50 impressionism artworks of the famous painters including Renoir, Cezanne, Signac, Pissarro, Gonzalès, Morisot, Monet, Gauguin, Caillebotte and others.

For this exhibition, paintings have been borrowed from private collections. This provides you with a rare opportunity to view impressionism artworks not normally available to the public. In this exhibition, you will see the “Secrets” of the impressionism painters who painted with their beautiful palette of colors and coarse brushstrokes.

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Impressionism painting of a woman looking in the mirror
One of the Impressionism artworks from the exhibition in Rome

Exhibition: Monet: Places

When: February 22, 2020 to June 01, 2020
Where: Museum Barberini in Potsdam, Germany

From February 22 to June 1, 2020, the Museum Barberini in Potsdam Germany, will be hosting a huge exhibition of the famous French Impressionist Claude Monet (1840–1926).

This retrospective will consist of over 120 Monet paintings, spanning his long, artistic career. It will show landscapes painted from all the places where he lived, loved and traveled to. You will see beautiful landscapes of Paris, London, villages dotting the River Seine, Vétheuil, Etretat, the rugged coasts of Normandy & Brittany, Bordighera, Venice, Antibes and his beloved Giverny.

You will have the opportunity to see many of his iconic paintings. One of the highlights on display will be Claude Monet’s world famous water lilies that he painted from in his beloved garden and water pond in Giverny.

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Water Lily Pond-Claude Monet Painting [Public Domain]
Water Lilies -Claude Monet Painting [Public Domain]

Monet and the Impressionists in Normandy

When: From 13 September 2019 to 16 February 2020
Where: Palazzo Mazzetti, Asti Piedmont Italy

This exquisite exhibition of 75 impressionism artworks depicts the strong connection between the impressionism art movment and the Normandy region in France.

The paintings in this collection have been loaned from the Peindre en Normandie Collection, Musée de Vernon , the Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris and the Bemberg Foundation in Toulouse .

The artworks on display all depict different landscapes of Normandy, such as:

  • Cliffs at Dieppe (1834) by Delacroix
  • The beach at Trouville (1865) by Courbet
  • Camille on the beach(1870) and Boats on the beach of Étretat (1883) by Monet; and
  • Sunset, view of Guernsey  (1893) by Renoir.

Locations like Dieppe, the Seine estuary, Le Havre, Trouville,  Deauville Honfleur and Fécamp are portrayed beautifully by the impressionists in this exhibition.

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Exhibition: Monet and the Impressionists in Normandy
Exhibition: Monet and the Impressionists in Normandy

Exhibition: Matisse in France

Where: Centre Pompidou, Paris
When: 23 May 2020 until 31 August 2020 

In celebration of Henri Matisse’s 150th birthday, the Centre Pompidou in Paris is showing a Matisse retrospective, that promises to be the biggest one since 1970 at the Grand Palais.

The large collection of Matisse artworks showing at this exhibition will come from the Paris National Museum of Modern Art, and the Matisse Museum in Nice and in Cateau-Cambrésis. Additional artworks will be on loan from the Grenoble museum.

This exhibition will span Matisse’s entire artistic career, from his debuts in 1890 until 1954, when he died.  

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Seated Woman Back Turned to the Open Window - Henri Matisse Painting
Henri Matisse Painting

The Ivan Morozov collection (Cézanne, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Renoir, Monet, Picasso & others)

Where: The Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris
When: From October 13, 2020 to August 31, 2021

The Louis Vitton Fondation is planning a once in a lifetime exhibition of the incredible art collection of the wealthy Russian brothers Mikhail and Ivan  Morozov. This show will include major impressionism artworks of the giants such as Cézanne, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Renoir, Monet, Picasso and other big names. These paintings have rarely been exhibited outside of Russia so this will be a one time opportunity!

The Morozovs were one of the major Russian families that established the concept of “patron of the arts” in early 20th century Russia. The family started collecting artworks of young Russian painters but later on they started acquiring French artworks of the impressionists and postimpressionists.

For details of exact dates & ticket prices, follow the website of Vitton Fondation.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir Painting from the Morozov Collection
Pierre-Auguste Renoir Painting from the Morozov Collection

Cezanne & the Italian Masters

When: 27 February 2020 to 5 July 2020
Where: Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris

The Marmottan Monet Museum in Paris is hosting a unique art exhibition titled “Cézanne et l’Italie des Maîtres” (Cézanne and the Italian Masters). In this show, Cezanne’s famous impressionism artworks will be presented next to the great Italian masters from the 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Paintings of Tintoretto, El Greco, Ribera, Giordano, Poussin and, in the modern era, Carrà, Sironi, Soffici, Pirandello, Boccioni and Morandi will be exhibited alongside Paul Cezanne.

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Paul Cezanne painting of Mont Sainte-Victoire
Mont Sainte-Victoire Landscape by Paul Cezanne [Public Domain]

Masterpieces from the collection of the Kunsthalle Bremen: from Delacroix to Beckmann

When: Oct 25, 2019 to Feb 16, 2020
Where: The Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain

This exhibition focuses on the history of modern art, highlighting the close link between the artworld in Germany and France in the 19th and 20th centuries. On display are paintings, sculptures, engravings and drawings.

The collection begins with the era of the Romanticists, moving on to the Impressionism artworks, followed by the post-impressionists, and then to the paintings from the Worpswede artist colony and German Expressionists.

While following the exhibition route, you will see the development of European art during these centuries. The artists represented from Germany are Caspar David Friedrich, Modersohn Becker, Dix, Kirchner, Beckmann and Nolde. The artists from France include the giants Cézanne, Van Gogh, Monet, Delacroix and Picasso.

All these painters defied the norms of the art world during their time, bringing to Germany and France respectively new vibrant art styles.

Painting by Paul Cezanne
Painting by Paul Cezanne

Van Gogh, Monet, Degas: The Masterpieces of the Mellon Collection

When: From 26 October 2019 to 01 March 2020
Where: Palazzo Zabarella in Padua, Italy

The exhibition is showing for the first time to Italy the impressionism paintings collected by the couple Paul Mellon and Rachel ‘Bunny’ Lambert. This amazing collection contains artworks from the mid 19th century until the early 20th century. It includes paintings of the impressionism, post-impressionism and cubism art movements.

Here you will see around seventy artworks of the giants including, Degas, Delacroix, Monet, Picasso, Van Gogh, Dufy, Renoir, Cezanne and many others.

Pierre Bonnard Painting of Paris from the Mellon Collection
Pierre Bonnard Painting of Paris from the Mellon Collection

Who were the Mellons?

The Mellons were a rich married couple who had a passion for art. Before marrying, Paul Mellon was passionate about English art. However after marrying Bunny Lambert, also an art lover and Francophile, the couple began purchasing French artworks.

This exhibition showcases all the artworks that the Mellon couple donated to the Virginia Museum of Fine Art in Richmond. Here you will see the beautiful paintings capturing life of 19th century Paris, the epicenter of the art world. Not only did most of the famous impressionism and post-impressionism artists spend time in Paris, the Mellon couple also gravitated to this dynamic city throughout their lives.

Opening times Palazzo Zabarella: Daily from 9.30 to 19.00 (last admission at 18.15).
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Art Exhibitions in the Far East & Australia of Impressionism Artworks

Exhibition: Masterpieces of Impressionism: The Courtauld Collection

When: Friday 3 January 2020 – Sunday 15 March 2020
Where: Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art

London’s Courtauld Gallery is famous for its collection of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism artworks.

This collection once belonged to the art collector and British industrialist, Samuel Courtauld. He eventually donated his private collection to the art research institute which he established at the University of London. Later, the Courtauld Gallery was created to showcase this magnificent collection. In the exhibitions in Japan, you will see wonderful masterpieces of Manet, Renoir, Cézanne, Gauguin and many others

Poster of the Courtauld Exhibition in Tokyo Art Musem
Poster from the Courtauld Exhibition in Tokyo Art Musem

Exhibition: Monet to Cezanne

Where: Hangaram Art Museum at the Seoul Arts Center
 When: January 16, 2020 until April 19 2020

The Seoul Arts Center is starting 2020 with an exhibition of the 19th century impressionism and post-impressionism painters. The artworks are on loan from the prestigious Israel Museum.

This impressive exhibition will showcase 106 impressionism artworks by the masters such as Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Paul Gauguin, Paul Cezanne and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.
For the first time in South Korea, Claude Monet’s iconic “Pond With Water Lilies” will be on display in this exhibition.

Water Lilies Claude Monet Painting
Water Lilies Claude Monet Painting

Exhibition: Toulouse Lautrec

Where: Hangaram Art Museum at the Seoul Arts Center
 When: January 14, 2020 until May 3 2020

Henri de Toulouse Lautrec was a French post-impressionism artist of the late 19th century. He is most famous for his posters and his artworks depicting life in Paris. This is the first time that South Korea is showing an exhibition dedicated to this great artist. 

In this exhibition, you will see more than 150 original Toulouse-Lautrec artworks, including posters, lithographs, drawings, sketches and illustrations. Also showing at the exhibition are multimedia productions about the artist’s life.

Toulouse Lautrec Poster
Toulouse Lautrec Poster Depicting Paris Nightlife

Exhibition: Pierre Bonnard

When: June 5, 2020 – October 4, 2020
Where: National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

This wonderful exhibition will focus on the colorful artworks of the French post-impressionism artist Pierre Bonnard. The setting of the exhibition will be designed by Iranian-French architect and designer India Mahdavi.

Here you will get to view around 150 PierreBonnard artworks, spanning his artistic career from the late nineteenth century until the first half of the twentieth century. This extensive collection have been brought together from some of the best art museums around the world, including Musee D’Orsay, Tate in London, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC.

Pierre Bonnard Painting of Paris
Pierre Bonnard Painting entitled: Paris in the morning

In addition, there will be other artworks displayed from the late 19th and early 20th century, allowing you to get a glimpse into 19th century Paris during the belle epoque era.

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Exhibitions in the Middle East Displaying Impressionism Artworks

Rodin and Toulouse-Lautrec Expressive Genius

When: 02 Jan 2020 – 10 May 2020
Where: The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Both Auguste Rodin and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec used their art to portray human life. Rodin sculpted and Toulouse-Lautrec painted and sketched.

Rodin’s artistic expression was influenced by culture, mythology and literature. Toulouse-Lautrec artworks drew inspiration from the popular entertainment of the time and the outcasts of Parisian society.

During Toulouse-Lautrec’s short artistic life, the artist portrayed all types of people who frequented the cafés, circuses, and nightclubs. His raw artworks depict the class distinctions, and the emptiness and despair of the poor.

This exhibition brings the two great artists together aiming to show how each artist portrayed 19th century Paris. The exhibition also aims to highlight the differences between their artworks. 

Most of the artworks on display belong to the Israel Museum and you will view a wide range of prints by Toulouse-Lautrec and magnificent sculptures by Auguste Rodin.

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