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Philadelphia set to unveil stunning Impressionist Exhibition this Summer

Philadelphia is set to unveil a stunning Impressionist art exhibition this summer, with the opening of Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting, adding to the city’s eclectic art scene and furthering its position as a must-visit city for art lovers. The exhibition will open on 24 June 2015 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and will run until 13 September 2015, showcasing world-famous works from the likes of Monet, Renoir and Cézanne. The exhibition opens in Philadelphia following stopovers at the Musée du Luxembourg, Paris and more recently, the National Gallery in London.

The Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) is encouraging art lovers to ‘make it PHL’ this summer as Philadelphia will be the only destination in the U.S. to view these priceless works of art. The exhibition at Philadelphia Museum of Art will also showcase additional masterpieces, which are only being featured as part of the final stop in Philadelphia.

Paul Durand-Ruel, an entrepreneurial art dealer, discovered the Impressionist painters and supported the movement. As such, he has gained a reputation as the founding father of the international art market. This exhibition traces the development of Impressionism - its struggles, successes, and eventual recognition, and reveals Durand-Ruel’s role in the movement. 

Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting examines the critical years from 1865 to 1905 when Durand-Ruel both inspired and sustained artists like Monet, Renoir, Manet, Pissarro, and Degas. World-famous masterpieces by these artists and others will be shown with historical photographs and documents to explore this vital period.

Adult tickets cost (£16) $25 per person. For more information, visit www.philamuseum.org. 

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