Rachel Cothran of Corcoran Gallery of Art, Benjamin Loewy and Heather L. McCaw.
A FESTIVE preview evening and reception for the new exhibition “Turner to C?anne: Masterpieces from the Davies Collection, National Museum Wales,” was held at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday evening, January 26.
THIS INTERNATIONALLY acclaimed collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art features masterpieces by J.M.W. Turner, Paul C?anne, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Jean-Fran?is Millet, Honor?Daumier, Camille Pissarro and Vincent van Gogh. The exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery of Art will be open to the public from January 30 through April 25, 2010.
The British Ambassador Sir Nigel Sheinwald opens the exhibition “Turner to C?anne: Masterpieces from the Davies Collection, National Museum Wales.”
THE ORGANIZATION responsible for running Wales’ seven national museums, Amgueddfa Cymru, plays its part in putting Wales on the international map, an effort that is exemplified by this exhibition as well as the country’s presence at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2009 in Washington, D.C. When the tour was announced in November 2008, Welsh Assembly Government Minister for Heritage, Alun Ffred Jones AM, gave his personal backing.
AMONG THE MANY guests at Tuesday night’s event were the AOL founder Jim Kimsey, AFTA Arts founder Lolo Sarnoff and Theo Adamstein of Adamstein & Demetriou Architecture & Design.
CORCORAN GALLERY OF ART is located across from the White House at 500 17th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006. Tel. 202-639-1700, www.corcoran.org. Museum hours: Monday and Tuesday closed, Wednesday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Lauren Gentile, Holly Rich and Kristin Guiter, who is Director of Public Relations at the Corcoran.
Mariana Nork, Senior Vice President at Corcoran Gallery of Art speaks at the opening.
Welsh Assembly Government Minister for Heritage, Alun Ffred Jones AM, who personally backed the tour, gave a speech at the opening reception.
The opening of the art exhibition “Turner to C?anne” at Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.