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“Manet to Picasso: Masterpieces from the Philadelphia Museum of Art” Exhibition at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum

I had the good fortune of attending the press conference at Taipei Fine Arts Museum for the upcoming collection from the Philadelphia Museum of Art last week. Even though I’m not your typical art-savvy gentleman, I won’t miss out on this opportunity to glimpse at the works of artists like Renoir, Picasso, and Van Gogh (despite the hefty price tag of 300 NT).

As the title suggests, the exhibition features about 50 art works from Phil Art Museum – including paintings and sculptures (Nobody told me that Picasso did sculpture as well!).

The exhibition takes up the entire floor space on the 3rd floor of the museum, including a space dedicated for a temporary shop carrying show-related items.

The director of Phil Art Museum Timothy Rub attended the press conference himself and showed the media around the exhibition, taking time to introduce the different areas.

Some of my more favorite pieces include Renoir’s Portrait of Mademoiselle Legrand, Chagall’s In the Night, and Picasso’s sculpture Owl. Of course, being a show on the Impressionist era, there’s also the publicized works by Picasso, Manet, Rodin, Matisse, and Monet.

Manet to Picasso runs from now until September 26. Tickets are priced at 250 NT, though a combined ticket (one ticket for both the Phil Art Museum exhibition and the ongoing Gaultier fashion exhibition on the 2nd floor) costs 360 NT.

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June 30, 2010 - Posted by | Good excuse for photos

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