Toledo Museum is Exclusive U.S. Venue for Manet Exhibit

Édouard Manet (French, 1832–1883), Madame Manet at the Piano, 1868. Oil on canvas, 38 × 46.5 cm. Musée d’Orsay, Paris. Legs du comte Isaac de Camondo, 1911 Photo © 2011. White Images / Scala, Florence
Édouard Manet (French, 1832–1883), Madame Manet at the Piano, 1868. Oil on canvas, 38 × 46.5 cm. Musée d’Orsay, Paris. Legs du comte Isaac de Camondo, 1911 Photo © 2011. White Images / Scala, Florence

A U.S. exclusive of an international exhibition that spotlights the work of artist Édouard Manet opens in October at the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) in Ohio. Co-organized by TMA and the Royal Academy of Arts, London, Manet: Portraying Life brings together 40 portraits by Manet on loan from museums in Europe, North America and Japan as well as numerous photographs. This exhibition is the first to focus exclusively on Manet’s considerable talents as a portraitist. Among paintings visitors will see are Lady with a Fan (Jeanne Duval), 1862, lent by the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest; The Railway, 1872–73, from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.; The Monet Family in their Garden at Argenteuil, 1874, from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Émile Zola, 1868, from the Musée d’Orsay in Paris.

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