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Year after year the Academy Art Museum has chosen outstanding performing and visual arts venues for the enjoyment of its patrons. This year is no different. Forget the price of gas, the hassle of crossing the Bay Bridge, or the cost of parking. Join us and you will be delivered relaxed to the front door of a world-class performance or exhibition.
IN CELEBRATION OF PAUL MELLON
Wednesday September 7, 2016
Cost: $55 Members, $85 Non-members VTRI181-07
Paul Mellon was one of America's greatest art collectors and remains one of the Gallery's leading benefactors. The exhibition features 80 of the finest pastels, watercolors, drawings, prints, and illustrated books selected from his donations, celebrating both his wonderful generosity and his distinctive approach to collecting. Mellon took great pleasure in seeing the works day after day, like special friends in a domestic setting. The exhibition evokes this intimate context for watercolors portraying earlier American scenes by Winslow Homer and Maurice Prendergast; powerful portrait drawings by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres and Edgar Degas; sporting lithographs by Théodore Géricault and George Bellows; abstracting linear pen landscapes by Vincent van Gogh; colorful visions of Parisian entertainments by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Jacques Villon; complex cubist compositions by Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, and Georges Braque; as well as delightful watercolors of a cucumber (by Édouard Manet) and a flight of butterflies (by Odilon Redon). Organized by National Gallery of Art, Washington.