The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art is about to make history. Tomorrow, June 8, 2012, the exhibit Vernet to Villon: Nineteenth-Century French Master Drawings from the National Gallery of Art will open, marking the first time the National Gallery of Art of Washington, D.C. has ever lent a complete exhibition to any institution in Oklahoma. As part of the University of Oklahoma, the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art is celebrating this milestone with a free guest lecture by exhibition co-curator Victor Koshkin-Youritzin, the David Ross Boyd Professor of Art History at the University.
Vernet to Villon came to fruition after eight years of planning with co-curator Margaret Morgan Grasselli, curator of Old Master Drawings at the National Gallery of Art. “Very rarely have we been able to participate as the sole lender to an exhibition like this one that has been organized, for all intents and purposes, by an outside curator,” Grasselli said.
This exhibit features 30 drawings and watercolors by master artists such as Jean-Auguste-Dominique
Ingres, Eugène Delacroix, Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Degas, Paul Gauguin and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. It also includes drawings by Constant Troyon, Rosa Bonheur, Carle Vernet, and Jacques Villon. The exhibit displays a wonderful array of work across some of the most influential art movements to date such as Neo-Classicism, Romanticism, Realism, and Impressionism.
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