DIA Highlights New Impressionist-Era Exhibit

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DETROIT — The Detroit Institute of Arts exhibition Ordinary People by Extraordinary Artists: Works on Paper by Degas, Renoir, and Friends, will be on view Sept. 19 – March 29, 2015.

The exhibition is free with museum admission and free for residents of Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties.

This exhibition is organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts, and support has been provided by the DIA’s Women’s Committee.

Ordinary People is a “who’s who” of the most important artists of the late 19th century and the exhibition illustrates their impact on the course art would take moving into the modern era through a focus on their images of people.

Many of the DIA’s strongest holdings in works on paper are highlighted including: pastels, etchings, and lithographs of Edgar Degas’ bathers, dancers, and jockeys; Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s portraits of his family and celebrities; Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s stage performers; Paul Cézanne’s bathers; and Pierre Bonnard’s and Édouard Vuillard’s intimate interior and city life scenes. Among the other artists featured are Édouard Manet, Paul Gauguin, Georges Seurat, Mary Cassatt, and Camille Pissarro.

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