Cézanne and the Modern:
Masterpieces of European Art from the Pearlman Collection
October 25, 2014-January 11, 2015
Visit the High this fall to experience an outstanding selection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, and modern art, assembled by the collector Henry Pearlman. More than 50 masterworks from Manet and Pissarro, Degas, Gauguin, and van Gogh, Lipchitz, Soutine, and Modigliani offer a distinctive and extraordinary visual survey of the groundbreaking beginnings to the great flowering of European modernism as seen through the eyes of an exceptional collector. The centerpiece of the exhibition is a group of 24 oils and watercolors by Paul Cézanne, an artist whose work bridged the two worlds of the Impressionists and modernists, and continues to be celebrated and admired for its innovation, rigor, and beauty.
Cézanne and the Modern showcases the extraordinary vision of Henry Pearlman (1895 – 1974), a modest American entrepreneur who amassed an astonishing collection of modern art from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including perhaps the greatest collection of watercolors by Cézanne outside of France. The Henry and Rose Pearlman Collection has resided at Princeton University Art Museum since 1976, and this exhibition marks the first international tour of the entire collection since Pearlman’s death in 1974.
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Exhibition Organization & Support
Organized by the Princeton University Art Museum in cooperation with the Henry and Rose Pearlman Foundation.
Support for this exhibition is provided by contributing sponsors The Coca-Cola Company and Delta Air Lines. This exhibition is also made possible by the Livingston Foundation, the Anne Cox Chambers Exhibition Endowment Fund, the Fay and Barrett Howell Exhibition Endowment Fund, the Forward Arts Foundation Exhibition Endowment Fund, Ms. Louise Sams and Mr. Jerome Grilhot, and Friends of Cézanne.