Investors Group announced as presenting sponsor of Monet, Renoir and the Impressionist Landscape and Alex Colville: Milestones exhibitions at the National Gallery of Canada
Ottawa, Canada - April 11, 2000
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The National Gallery of Canada is proud to announce Investors Group as presenting sponsor for the Gallery's major summer exhibitions: Monet, Renoir, and the Impressionist Landscape and Alex Colville: Milestones, on view from 2 June to 27 August, and from 23 June to 17 September respectively.
"We are extremely pleased to welcome the generous financial support of Investors Group in the presentation of these two important exhibitions," stated Pierre Théberge, Director, National Gallery of Canada. "Their support as major corporate partners will greatly enhance the presentation of such high calibre exhibitions and related programming that the National Gallery has planned for its visitors this summer."
Investors Group is one of Canada's leading financial services companies, with over 3,600 consultants creating personal financial solutions for more than one million Canadians. Their long history of supporting the arts in Canada (including music, dance and especially the visual arts), will continue in the year 2000 with their support of programs at the National Gallery and other Canadian cultural centres.
"Investors Group believes in making a meaningful contribution to the communities where we live and work, which is why we are proud to present these exhibitions as part of our Sharing Culture With Canadians program," said H. Sanford Riley, President and Chief Executive Officer at Investors Group. "For many Canadians, Monet, Renoir, and the Impressionist Landscape represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the groundbreaking works of some of this era's most recognized and cherished painters. As a Canadian company, we are also pleased to be a partner with the National Gallery of Canada in celebrating almost five decades of inspiration from one of our country's most gifted artists, Alex Colville."
Monet, Renoir and the Impressionist Landscape is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and features 67 exceptional works drawn from their collection. The National Gallery of Canada is the first North American and only Canadian stop on the exhibition's tour.
Monet, Renoir, and the Impressionist Landscape is a rich survey of the French landscape from its rise to prominence in the 1850s to the end of the nineteenth century. The exhibition begins with the origins of the Impressionist landscape in the 1850s and 1860s, including early work by Claude Monet in the spirit of the Realist landscape style. It then explores the development of the genre in the 1870s to 1890s, represented by an outstanding group of paintings by Monet, Renoir, Boudin, Pissarro, Sisley, and Cézanne. The Impressionists' profound influence on French landscape painting is examined as the exhibition concludes with a look at works by other artists in the 1880s and 1890s, such as Gauguin, Seurat, Signac, and van Gogh. Tickets for Monet, Renoir, and the Impressionist Landscape went on sale 10 April 2000.
Alex Colville: Milestones celebrates the impressive career of one of Canada's most distinguished and popular artists, who will be turning 80 this year. This retrospective exhibition will unite 57 paintings, prints, and drawings, drawn from the collection of the National Gallery of Canada as well as from public and private collections. Included will be such popular paintings as Couple on the Beach, 1957, and To Prince Edward Island, 1965. Admission to Alex Colville: Milestones is free.
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