Good impressions: Art pieces added to the High's collection

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The High Museum of Art recently acquired four Impressionist works to add to its permanent collection, strengthening the current holding of French Impressionist and post-Impressionist works.

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The works include:

“Mother and Child,” by Mary Cassatt (pictured on right)

“Snowscape with Cows, Montfoucault,” by Camille Pissarro

“The Breakfast,” by Pierre Bonnard

“Villa les Écluses, St. Jacut, Brittany,” by Édouard Vuillard.

Thanks to the Forward Arts Foundation, the Robert D. Fowler Family, Helen C. Griffith and Joan N. Whitcomb, the purchases were made possible. The works were purchased from Kathryn Welch Hartzog, a longtime Atlanta resident.

Here's what David Brenneman, the High’s Director of Collections and Exhibitions, has to say about the new works:

The acquisition of these four major works makes the Museum’s holdings of French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artists one of the most important in the Southeast.

The paintings will be on display starting on Mother's Day (May 11) until Aug. 17, along with other works by the featured artists in an exhibit titled Cassatt, Pissarro, Bonnard, Vuillard: New Acquisitions for the Collection.

   

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