Barbizon, Realism, Impressionism in France at Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art

Posted on Jan 13 by SEASONS Magazine


Alfred Sisley, Spring at Les Sablons near Veneux-Nadon, 1880, Oil on canvas, 18 1/8 x 21 5/8 inches

Alfred Sisley, Spring at Les Sablons near Veneux-Nadon, 1880, Oil on canvas, 18 1/8 x 21 5/8 inches

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art presents its newest exhibition, “Barbizon, Realism, and Impressionism in France,” with an opening reception on Thurs., Jan. 14 from 4–6 p.m. The exhibition showcases work by some of the most recognized names in art history and features more than two dozen works from the Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree collection. It will be on display from Jan. 14–March 19.

The exhibition features prominent Barbizon, realism and impressionism artists, including Eugène Boudin, Gustave Caillebotte, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Gustave Courbet, Charles-François Daubigny, Narcisse Virgile Díaz de la Peña, Jules Dupré, Henri-Joseph Harpignies, Charles-Emile Jacque, Henri Matisse, Jean-François Millet, Théodore Rousseau, Constant Troyon, Jules Breton, Stanislas-Victor-Édouard Lépine and Édouard Vuillard.

In conjunction with the exhibition, Professor Paul Tucker from the University of Massachusetts Boston will offer a free, public lecture about Monet and French Impressionism in Westmont’s Porter Theatre on Feb. 1 at 6 p.m.

On Sat., March 5 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m., “Bonjour de France!” a French family day celebrating French culture, will take place in and around the museum and will include fun activities, crafts, food, music and performances.

The museum (955 La Paz Rd.) is open Monday–Friday from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. It is closed Sundays and college holidays. For more information, please visit or contact the museum at 805/565-6162.

–Michelle Jarrard


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