Northwest NEWS

June 14, 1999


Impressionist exhibit comes to SAM

Summer's Day 1879

'Summer's Day 1879' by Berthe Morisot is one of the paintings included in Impressionism exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum.
Photo courtesy of Seattle Art Museum.

   The long-awaited exhibition Impressionism: Paintings Collected by European Museums recently opened at the Seattle Art Museum.

   This is the largest-ever exhibit of Impressionist works in the Pacific Northwest and features paintings by Claude Monet, Paul Cezanne, Edouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, Edgar Degas, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir and others, drawn from leading European art museums and collections. The show runs through August 29th and is expected to draw thousands of visitors, both locally and from all over the country.

   Tickets can be purchased in advance through Ticketmaster at 206-292-ARTS or online at Same-day tickets are available at the Seattle Art Museum admissions desk. Admission includes a state-of-the-art CD-ROM audio guide, available in both adult and children's versions. Special family packages for two adults and up to four children ages twelve and under are also available.

   For more information, call the Seattle Art Museum at 206-654-3100.