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Where to find Exhibitions displaying the Magnificent French Impressionism Artworks in 2021 – 2022

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:

  • 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 Europe showcasing Impressionism Artworks

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Monet2Klimt – Art in Motion

When: Until 30 December 2020 (being extended into 2021)
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: Impressionist Decorations: The Birth of Modern Décor

When: 11 September 2021 – 9 January 2022
Where: The National Gallery, London (Sainsbury Wing)

This beautiful exhibition will transport you into the dreamy French impressionism era. On display will be more than eighty paintings, ornamental panels and a selection of rarely seen objects painted by Manet, Monet, Morisot, Pissarro, Renoir and others.

These revolutionary artists aimed to bring contemporary art not only to art galleries but also into the homes of ordinary people. These artists, such as Monet, Renoir, Morisot and Caillebotte were decorating the inside of homes with canvases and painted objects, adorning the interiors with color and light .   

For example, you will view Caillebotte’s doors that he painted to decorate his grand house at Petit-Gennevilliers, Morisot’s panels for her Parisian apartment and Monet’s iconic ’Water Lilies’ for decorating his walls in Giverny .

This exhibition is a collection of artworks from the National Gallery, and the Musées d’Orsay and the Musee l’Orangerie in Paris.

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

When: Postponed for September 5, 2021 until January 2, 2022
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 Brâncusi 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

Exhibition: Julie Manet – An Impressionism Heritage

Where: Musee Marmottan Monet
When: From 19 October 2021 to 20 March 2022

The Marmottan Monet museum is dedicating for the first time an exhibition of Julie Manet’s art pieces. More than one hundred art works are on display. Artworks include paintings, sculptures, pastels, watercolors and engravings. This beautiful collection of art are gathered into one exhibition from museums all around the world, as well as private collections. Some pieces are on public viewing for the very first time.

This exhibition covers the story of Julie Manet who was the only child of the female Impressionist artist Berthe Morisot, and the beloved niece of impressionism master Édouard Manet.

Julie Manet Exhibition at the Musee Marmottan Monet
Julie Manet Exhibition at the Musee Marmottan Monet

Julie Manet – born into the French Impressionism World

The exhibition takes us into Julie Manet’s incredible childhood. She was born into the art world. Julie was constantly surrounded by the discussions and exhibitions of the revolutionary French Impressionists. She lived as a daughter, muse and patron of the arts. Her face appears in many Impressionism portraits as she was a favored model for her impressionism mother, Berthe Morisot, her uncle Edouard Manet, family friend Pierre Auguste Renoir, her husband, Ernest Rouart, as well as others.

This exhibition also takes us into her own private life, through photos and journals. It captures her passion for art that she inherited from her parents and also collected together with her husband.

Julie Manet was a committed patron of the arts. She constantly fought to make sure that the art establishment acknowledged her mother’s and uncle’s art legacy. She tirelessly made sure that the most prestigious art museums showcased their art.

However, Julie Manet only lived in the shadow of these extraordinary impressionism artists and less is known about her extraordinary life. The exhibitions aims to change that!

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Exhibition: Camille Pissarro – The Studio of Modernism

When: September 4, 2021 until January 23, 2022
Where: Kunstmuseum Basel

This beautiful exhibition aims to shed the light on Camille Pissarro, a central figure in the French impressionism art movement.

If asked to name the main artists in Impressionism, I bet you would not mention Camille Pissarro. Am I right? Yet to his fellow impressionists, he was a mentor and unifying force behind the movement. In fact, Pissarro was vital in launching the first Impressionism exhibition in 1874. He was also the only artist in the group to exhibit in all eight Impressionism exhibitions.  As the oldest member of the group, Pissarro was considered mentor and close friend to Paul Cézanne, Claude Monet, Paul Gauguin, Edgar Degas, Mary Cassatt & others.

Camille Pissarro - Self Portrait [Public Domain]
Camille Pissarro – Self Portrait [Public Domain]

Just when Impressionism was finally finding its place in the art world, the older Pissarro moved on and started experimenting with post-impressionism style, adopting the revolutionary pointillism. Incredibly, he remained open-minded to new painting ideas throughout is entire artistic life, open to ideas and learning from the younger generation.

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Camille Pissarro Pointillism Painting [Public Domain]
Camille Pissarro Neo-Impressionism Painting [Public Domain]

Impressionism Art Exhibitions in America 2021 – 2022

Exhibition: Impressionism: A View from Philadelphia

Where: Woodmere Art Museum,  Philadelphia, USA
 When: May 1, 2021 until March 13, 2022

This exhibition is offering a Philadelphian perspective on how French Impressionism influenced American artists. Mary Cassatt in particular, who was born outside Pittsburgh but raised and educated in Philadelphia, was an active member of the French Impressionist group in Paris in the 1870s. She and her French impressionism peers, inspired many younger American painters to embrace the movement. This exhibition will show artworks from the Museum’s rich collection, including a few recent acquisitions. 

Exhibition: The American Impressionists: Echoes of a Revolution

Where: Brandywine River Museum of Art, Pennsylvania
 When: From October 9, 2021 until January 9, 2022

Impressionism has been one of the most enduring styles of art ever produced, and its complex and often contradictory American variation has captured and held public attention for more than a century. But although French and American Impressionism share many similar artistic techniques and philosophies, this exhibition will demonstrate that the two styles differed quite dramatically. 

Many of these American artists trained in France and fell under the spell of the revolutionary French Impressionists. When they returned home, they continued to paint in the impressionism style but added a distinctive American twist, creating a new genre. his exhibition explores the evolution of American impressionism through around seventy-five magnificent artworks. You will see paintings by the American impressionists such as Theodore Earl Butler, John Leslie Breck, Willard Metcalf, F. Childe Hassam and many others.

John Lelie Breck Impressionism Artwork
John Lelie Breck Impressionism Artwork

Exhibition: Light Effects: The French Impressionists

When: September 3, 2021 until February 20, 2022
Where: Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, South Carolina, USA

This exhibition is showcasing a stunning set of artworks from the 19th century French impressionism art movement. You will view paintings of the major impressionists such as Edgar Degas, Paul Cezanne, Auguste Renoir, Paul Gaugin, Mary Cassatt and many others

The exhibition aims to show how these revolutionary 19th century artists adopted a totally new kind of art form. For a very long time, impressionism art was ridiculed by the art establishment in France. These artists were barely able to make a living. However, they believed in their new art form and persisted. The impressionists used bright colors, painted with loose brushstrokes and focused their subject matter on every day life.

This exhibition will allow you to appreciate the beauty of one of the most famous art movements ever. For more information, press here.

La ferme de la Groue à Osny, 1883, by Paul Gauguin (French, 1840-1903)

Exhibition: The Beauty of the Air: Impressionism Around the Globe

When: March 19, 2022 until July 10, 2022
Where: Nassau County Museum of Art, NY

This exhibition is focusing on the influence of the 19th century French impressionists on artists all across the globe. Although impressionism was scorned by the art world when they first started their movement, eventually their new techniques and ideas grabbed the attention of young artists all around the world. These painters adopted the impressionism technique of using bold colors & loose brush strokes. This exhibition is displaying art works by later generation artists who have been inspired by the French impressionists.

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Art Exhibitions in the Far East & Australia of Impressionism Artworks

Exhibition: French Impressionism Artworks from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Where: National Gallery of Victoria
When: June 4, 2021 until October 3, 2021

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is presenting for the first time more than one hundred artworks of the French impressionists. This exhibition is on loan from the from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), a museum famous for its impressive collection of French impressionism paintings. The exhibition will display famous artworks of Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, Mary Cassatt and many others. Around 80 of these artworks have never been shown before in Australia.

When the paintings flew into Australia both the couriers and the paintings were forced to do two weeks of hotel quarantine before being allowed to enter Melbourne. This is true!

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Monet Impressionism Artworks of Venice
Monet Impressionism Artworks of Venice

Exhibition: Matisse: Life & Spirit (Masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou, Paris)

Where: The Art Gallery of New South Wales
When: 20 Nov 2021 until 13 Mar 2022

In this stunning Sydney exclusive exhibition, you will view 100 Henri Matisse artworks, spanning six decades of his artistic career.

Through his paintings, drawings, sculptures and iconic cut-outs, you will see how Matisse continually found new, creative ways to express how he viewed the world around him. His style and creativity evolved and changed throughout his very long career as an artist.

This exhibition is in collaboration with the Centre Pompidou in Paris, that owns an impressive collection of works by the artist.

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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 Pierre Bonnard 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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