The Old Manet & The Sea - at Philadelphia Museum

Tickets Still Available for Acclaimed Show of Works by Manet and Other Great Impressionist Painters
Show Ends on May 31, 2004
Reserve Now for Best Availability

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is having another one of their spectacular shows. This one, "Manet and the Sea," still has some tickets left and runs through the end of this month. As the end of the month approaches, ticket sales are picking up, and times will be more limited.

This show get a Michelin three stars - worth a special trip, and certainly a great add-on if you're headed to Philadelphia this weekend for alumni activities or other reasons.

This is from the Museum's website, philamuseum.org:

This show is the first to explore the marine paintings of Edouard Manet and his contemporaries, including such Impressionists as Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir and Berthe Morisot, who were deeply influenced by Manet's seascapes. When Manet first began painting seascapes in the 1860s, the tradition of marine painting in France was governed by well-established conventions that had become stale and tired. Manet's beautiful and challenging views of the sea created new interest in this subject among the younger generation of painters.

Manet and the Sea brings together innovative and compelling works on sea-related themes by a variety of artists with differing ambitions. At the same time, it addresses emergent socio-historical phenomena, such as tourism, that made marine subjects newly attractive to vanguard artists in the second half of the 19th century.

The exhibition includes approximately one hundred objects--paintings, watercolors, and drawings--from sixty public and private collections in the United States and abroad.

These are the URL's for relevant websites:

http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/exhibits/manet/index.htm (for online reservations and more information about the show)

http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/exhibits/manet/hotels/index.shtml (that's for overnight hotel deals that include 2 VIP tickets - that allow entry at any time - and are really great values)

To get your ticket via phone, just call 215-235-7469.