Channel Parisian vibes in Vancouver at this French Moderns exhibition

Feb 21 2019, 7:18 pm

When was the last time you visited an art gallery? Well, according to data from Statistics Canada’s General Social Survey, more Canadians than ever (86% of us) are attending arts activities, and the majority of them are youth.

The study revealed that 48% of youth aged 15 to 24 attended an art gallery in the previous year, in contrast with 31% of those aged 65 and over. There’s a common perception that art galleries are places older people tend to visit, but that’s not the case. Young Canadians and visitors alike can’t get enough of the visual arts.

Looking for your next Instagrammable moment? You don’t have to travel to Paris or New York to get a taste of the best that art history has to offer (or that perfect #museumselfie). You can experience masterworks right here in the city at the Vancouver Art Gallery’s newest exhibition, French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950.

Running now through May 20, the exhibition showcases a collection of mesmerizing sculptures, paintings, and drawings, from the Brooklyn Museum. You can expect to see works of art by legends like Paul Cézanne, Marc Chagall, Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Auguste Rodin, and more.

Diverse in style, scale, and subject matter, the artworks in French Moderns identify France as the artistic centre of international modernism from the mid-nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries.

At the Gallery, you’ll get a new appreciation for this era in French art through excellent examples of the key avant-garde movements of the period that have come to define Modern art, including Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Symbolism, Fauvism, Cubism, and Surrealism.

Tickets for French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950 are on sale now via Vancouver Art Gallery, ranging from $6.50 to $24. Get yours soon to avoid missing out on seeing works from this critical century in Western art history!

French Moderns Exhibition: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950

When: February 21 to May 20, 2019
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery — 750 Hornby Street
Price: Ranging from $6.50 to $24 — Tickets available via Vancouver Art Gallery