February 13, 2010— April 4, 2010
Marion and I and our children are pleased to know that the paintings we have loved and lived with will become part of the Nelson-Atkins, where others will enjoy them for years to come.
– Henry Bloch
Marion and Henry Bloch’s promised gift of 29 Impressionist masterworks by artists such as Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, Georges Seurat, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cézanne and Pierre Bonnard will dramatically transform the European collection.
First presented to the public in a special exhibition celebrating the opening of the Museum’s Bloch Building in 2007, these magnificent paintings reflect the Blochs’ passion for beauty and reveal the formal innovations of the artists who introduced modern ways of seeing and depicting the world.
Bonnard’s The White Cupboard and Seurat’s The Channel at Gravelines, Petit-Fort-Philippe are two of the paintings on view. Robert and Barbara Bloch’s promised gift of Armand Guillaumin’s Impressionist Landscape, Île de France and Joseph F. McCrindle’s gift of Gaetano Gandolfi’s 18th-century drawing King David have brought additional depth to the European collection.
Click here to read more about the promised gift from Marion and Henry Bloch.