M.S. Rau Antiques in New Orleans will mark the end of its centennial with a specially curated exhibit of more than 45 significant works of art, many from world-renowned Impressionist artists. These works, many of which belong to private collectors and have never been seen in public before and others which are in the Rau collection for public offering, illustrate how these masters paved the way to this remarkable movement in art history in the 20th century. The artists of these museum-quality paintings, whose works are the bench marks of these highly influential movements, embody the pre-Impressionist and Impressionist period peerlessly: Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Vincent van Gogh and Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, among others.
Two art history scholars will present lectures at the M.S. Rau gallery on the topic of Impressionism. Michelle Foa, Assistant Professor of Art History at Tulane University, will speak on December 1st; Lisa Rotondo-McCord, Assistant Director of Art, New Orleans Museum of Art, will speak December 15th,
The paintings will be on display in M.S. Rau's exhibition gallery from November 16th to January 4th 2013, at 630 Royal Street in the historic French Quarter. The gallery is open to the public Monday to Saturday, 9:15am to 5:00pm. Admission to the exhibition is free and information on attending the lectures can be found at: www.rauantiques.com or by calling 800.544.9440.