Impressionism and Post-Impressionism Collection Highlights

Book cover with text reading Impressionism and Post-Impressionism Collection Highlights, Carnegie Museum of Art

Carnegie Museum of Art’s impressive collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, prints, and works on paper has never before been presented as a group. More than simply a selection of highlights, this handbook weaves together objects from the collection to tell the stories of these innovative movements and the groundbreaking artists behind them, including Manet, Monet, Degas, Cassatt, Cézanne, Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Matisse. More than 75 entries exploring nearly 100 objects are punctuated by brief artist biographies that highlight themes of friendship, influence, and artistic exchange. Close visual analyses are supplemented by contextual illustrations to illuminate the place of these masterworks within the lager story of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. Particularly rich holdings of works by Bonnard, Cassatt, Degas, and Pissarro allow for an examination of the development of their art across media and over time.

Accompanied exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art, May 12 to August 26, 2012.

2012; softcover; 178 pages with 149 color and black-and-white illustrations; available from the CMOA Store and Distributed Art Publishers; ISBN 978-0-88039-054-5