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Where to find Art Exhibitions in 2020 – 2021 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 Artworks in 2020

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

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 painting. Their still life paintings also emphasize the effects of light on their subject. They also used a bright palette of colors and short and visible brush-strokes.

In the One Each exhibition, you will view the stunning still life artworks of the great impressionists 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

Exhibition: Jennifer Bartlett & Pierre Bonnard – In and Out of the Garden

When: June 27 – September 20, 2020
Where: The Phillips Collection, Washington DC

This exhibition aims to present how the French Post-Impressionist painter Pierre Bonnard and the contemporary American artist Jennifer Bartlett portrayed in their paintings nature and gardens.

Both Bonnard and Bartlett were serious gardeners and their own gardens became a favored subject for many of their paintings. This exhibition is a collection of 39 paintings, drawings, and prints by both artists depicting their own gardens.

Interestingly, Jennifer Bartlett started making a name for herself in the mid-1970s and was recognized as one of the leading American artists of her time. In the winter of 1979–80, she took a trip to southern France. There she started experimenting with different techniques, styles, and media, influenced by the styles of the impressionists and post-impressionists Van Gogh, Monet, Renoir, and Bonnard.

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Pierre Bonnard Painting of his garden "Terrace"
Pierre Bonnard Painting of his garden “Terrace”

Paris in the Days of Post-Impressionism – Signac and the Indépendants

When: From July 4 until November 15, 2020
Venue: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is showcasing an exhibition of the 19th and 20th century post-impressionism giants. The Impressionists and Post-Impressionists were creating havoc in the conservative Parisian artworld. The avant-garde artists declared:

“Art for all!… no jury, no awards!”

This exhibition aims to transport you into the world of the post-impressionism painters. On display will be 500 paintings and graphic works from an incredible private collection. It is being exhibited in its entirety for the first time.

In this exquisite  exhibition you will see the largest collection of artworks by Paul Signac, but also of avant-garde: Impressionists (Monet and Morisot), Fauves (Dufy, Friesz and Marquet), Symbolists (Gauguin, Mucha and Redon), Nabis (Bonnard, Denis, Lacombe, Sérusier, Ranson and Vallotton), Neo-Impressionists (Signac, Cross, Guillaumin, Luce, Pissarro, Seurat and Van Rysselberghe) and observers of life in Paris (Anquetin, Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso and Steinlen).

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Paul Signac - pointillism painting
Paul Signac – Neoimpressionism painting

Art Exhibitions in Europe showcasing Impressionism Artworks

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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

Exhibition: En Passant – Impressionism in Sculpture

When: 13 May 2020 until 25 October 2020
Where: Stadel Museum, Frankfurt

This exhibition at the Städel Museum explores whether the themes and techniques in Impressionism painting, such as focusing on light, color, movement and even transience, can be applied to sculpture.

When we think of Impressionism, we immediately think of the colorful paintings with loose brushwork of everyday scenes and landscapes. However, far less attention was given to the subject of impressionism in sculpture, and is by and large far less known to the public.

Exploring if sculpture can be included in the Impressionism Art Movement?

This exhibition focuses around the sculptures of five artists whose artworks show expression of impressionism:

  • Edgar Degas (1834–1917)
  • Auguste Rodin (1840–1917)
  • Medardo Rosso (1858–1928)
  • Paolo Troubetzkoy (1866–1938); and
  • Rembrandt Bugatti (1884–1916)

Alongside the impressionism sculptures, are impressionism artworks, including paintings, pastels, drawings, prints and photographs by Pierre Bonnard, Antoine Bourdelle, Mary Cassatt, Camille Claudel, Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, Giovanni Segantini, John Singer Sargent& others.

Overall, there are around 160 art works on display, providing a thorough overview as to whether impressionism art can be applied also to the world of sculpture.

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Degas Sculpture
The Little Dancer Aged Fourteen – Degas sculpture

Exhibition: French Impressions Prints from Manet to Cezanne

When: 20 February until 9 August 2020
Where: British Museum, London

This exhibition will be focusing on the lesser known etchings and lithographs of the French impressionists and post-impressionists. Around 80 rare prints will be on show for the first time ever. The collection of prints will include impressionism artworks by Toulouse-Lautrec, Gauguin, Degas, Cezanne and Manet.  

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Paul Gauguin Print entitled:  Two Marquesans
Paul Gauguin Print entitled: Two Marquesans

Name of Exhibition: Gauguin & the Impressionists – Masterpieces from the Ordrupgaard Collection

When: 29 March — 18 October 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, RenoirPissarro, 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 dislpay in the UK before.

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

Exhibition: Bon Voyage Signac

When: 2 Oct 2020 – 31 Jan 2021
Where: Wallraf-Richartz Musuem & Fondation Corboud, Cologne, Germany

This beautiful impressionism and post-impressionism exhibition captures the journeys of the artists. The exhibition starts with Paul Signac’s pointillism painting of Istanbul. It then moves to the landscapes in France, captured by the French impressionism and post-impressionism artists such as Monet, Manet, Bernard, Boudin, Caillebotte, Luce, Courbet, Gauguin, Cézanne Van Gogh and Matisse.

The stunning landscapes are predominantly of Normandy and Brittany. These are the regions where many of the artists gravitated to in search of artistic inspiration. The artists were attracted to the bright light, the stunning coastline, the quaint medieval towns and beautiful nature. Some of the artists traveled on long journeys and others set up their homes here.

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Paul Signac impressionism artwork - Istanbul
Paul Signac Pointillism Painting – Istanbul

Exhibition: Matisse in France

Where: Centre Pompidou, Paris
When: October 21, 2020 to February 22, 2021 

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 impressionism artworks
Henri Matisse Painting

Exhibition: Monet, Cézanne, Van Gogh… Masterpieces from the Emil Bührle Collection

Where: Museum of Italian Switzerland art – MASI Lugano, Switzerland
When: From March 15, 2020 until August 30, 2020

Where: Leopold Museum, Vienna, Austria
When: 02 October 2020 until 28 June 2021

On display will be a selection of impressionism and post-impressionism artworks from the prestigious collection of Emil Bührle. You will see in this exhibition artworks of the leading 19th and 20th century masters, such as Monet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, Manet, Gauguin, Modigliani, Van Gogh and others.

The exhibition will showcases around 90 masterpieces, including famous paintings such as Boy in a Red Vest by Paul Cézanne, Sower at Sunset by Vincent van Gogh as well as a Water Lily by Claude Monet.

Post-Impressionism artwork by Paul Cezanne
Painting by Paul Cezanne

Exhibition: Impressionism. Masterpieces from the Ordrupgaard Collection

Where: The Royal Academy of the Arts, London
When: 29 March — 18 October 2020

The Ordrupgaard Museum is lending to the art museums in Hamburg and London a wonderful collection of 19th century French impressionism paintings. In both locations, the artworks of Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Édouard Manet, Edgar Degas, Alfred Sisley, Berthe Morisot and Eva Gonzalès will be on display. In addition, there you will see eight paintings by the post-impressionism painter Paul Gauguin.

Exhibition: Portraits & Figures, From Berthe Morisot to Elizabeth Peyton

When: September 27, 2020 until January 31, 2021
Where: Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland

This exhibition is focusing on the portrait & figure paintings of nine prominent female artists from the years 1870 to the present day. It was only in the late 1900s that women started participating as professional artists in the male-dominated art world. These early female painters, such as Morisot and Cassatt, paved the way for future female artists.

In this exhibition, you will view their artworks of the following artists ( each one providing ‘snapshots’ from their different respective eras and countries):

  • French impressionist Berthe Morisot
  • American artist Mary Cassatt who participated with the French impressionists
  • Two German artists Paula Modersohn-Becker & Lotte Laserstein
  • Mexican artist Frida Kahlo
  • South African Marlene Dumas
  • US artists Alice Neel, Cindy Sherman & Elizabeth Peyton

All these female artists provide wonderful painting snapshots depicting people in their respective eras and countries.

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Berthe Morisot Impressionism artwork of Paule Gobillard, 1884
Berthe Morisot Portrait, 1884

Name of Exhibition: Modigliani – Picasso. Revolution of primitivism

When: September 17, 2021 to January 9, 2022
Where: Albertina Museum, Vienna

The Albertina museum is planning an impressive retrospective of the postimpressionism artist Amedeo Modigliani to mark the 100 anniversary of his death. 

Modigliani was an Italian born artist who went to Paris with dreams of becoming an artist. Although he is world famous today, in his short and tragic life time, Modigliani was a struggling artist. He lived in squalid conditions and often bartered artworks to pay for food and rent. He suffered from serious illnesses and his health further deteriorated by his continual abuse of alcohol and drugs.

This exhibition is displaying Modigliani’s artworks in Austria for the first time. You will get a glimpse of his famous nudes, portraits and even a few of his surviving sculptures.

Another focus of this exhibition is Modigliani’s engagement with primitivism. Other artist who experimented with primitivism in their art include Pablo Picasso, Constantin Brâncuşi and André Derain. Some of their ‘primitive’ artworks will be on show alongside Modigliani’s.

This artworks in this exhibition are on loan from major art museums and private collections from all over the world.

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Amedeo Modigliani Portrait
Postimpressionism – Amedeo Modigliani Portrait Postimpressionism – Amedeo Modigliani Portrait

Art Exhibitions in the Far East & Australia of Impressionism Artworks

Exhibition: Botticelli to Van Gogh: Masterpieces from the National Gallery, London 

Where: National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
When: June 23, 2020 until October 18, 2020

Where: National Museum of Art, Osaka
When: November 3, 2020 until January 31, 2021

Where: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
 When: 5 March 2021 until 14 June 2021
Tickets on sale from 1 December 2020 
Members pre-sale tickets mid-November 2020

The exhibition Botticelli to Van Gogh: Masterpieces from the National Gallery, London presents 60 paintings by some of Europe’s most celebrated painters. Masterpieces on display include paintings by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Velázquez, Goya, Turner, Renoir, Cézanne, Van Gogh, Gauguin & many more. This is the largest group of artworks to travel outside of Great Britain in the history of the National Gallery of London.

The exhibition is focusing on seven major periods in Western European art (spanning over 450 years).

Look out for Rembrandt’s Self Portrait at the Age of 34, Vermeer’s A Young Woman seated at a Virginal & Van Gogh’s Sunflowers.

Poster for the Exhibition: Botticelli to Van Gogh: Masterpieces from the National Gallery, London
Botticelli to Van Gogh: Masterpieces from the National Gallery, London

Exhibition: Pierre Bonnard

When: was scheduled to June 5, 2020 – October 4, 2020 but has been moved to the winter 2023
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 2022 – 10 May 2022
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.

Rodin & Toulouse-Lautrec Expressive Genius Exhibition
Rodin & Toulouse-Lautrec Expressive Genius Exhibition

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