Special Opening for Snapshot: Painters and Photography, Bonnard to Vuillard

Join us for a special evening as we celebrate the opening of Snapshot: Painters and Photography, Bonnard to Vuillard. The evening will begin at 6 pm in The Toby with A Conversation with the Curators. Join Ellen W. Lee, Wood-Pulliam Senior Curator at the IMA; Elizabeth Easton, Director of the Center for Curatorial Leadership; Eliza Rathbone, Chief Curator of The Phillips Collection; and Edwin Becker, Head of Exhibitions at the Van Gogh Museum, for an informal discussion exploring the artists’ intriguing experiments with snapshot photography.

From 7–9 pm, we will continue the celebration in Pulliam Family Great Hall and Allen Whitehill Clowes Special Exhibition Gallery for a reception and exhibition preview. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, live music, champagne courtesy of Republic National Distributing Company, and truffles courtesy of Best Chocolate in Town.

$25 for general members, $35 for non-members
Free for IMA Council members
Tickets can be reserved through June 6 by purchasing below or by calling 317-955-2339.

This program is eligible for PGP (Professional Growth Plan) points. Attend the event and afterward, email to request a PGP points certificate.

About the Exhibition

Pierre Bonnard, The Mirror in the Green Room (La Glace de la Chambre Verte), ca. 1908, Indianapolis Museum of Art. © 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.

The invention of the first easy-to-operate Kodak camera in 1888 made photography a popular practice, and several artists eagerly began taking snapshots. What role did photography play for painters of the Post- Impressionist era? This exhibition features the work of seven progressive artists, presenting 200 rarely seen photographs with 60 of the paintings, prints, and drawings for which they are best known.

The exhibition is co-organized by the Indianapolis Museum of Art, The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, and the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam. It was realized with curatorial collaboration and exceptional loans from the Musée d’Orsay, Paris. Support provided by the Florence Gould Foundation and the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.

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