April 24–26, 2020

From Claude Monet to masterpieces by Edgar Degas and Pierre Bonnard, this special exhibition traces the development of the most important avant-garde movements of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Primarily based on the San Diego Museum of Art’s permanent collection, this presentation for Art Alive features six important paintings from the collection of Toni and the late John Bloomberg, both generous benefactors and trustees of the Museum. The Bloomberg Collection includes important works by Camille Pissarro and Alfred Sisley, as well as a major landscape by Monet, which recently played a starring role in Monet and Architecture at the National Gallery, London. Other figures represented include Berthe Morisot, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Joaquín Sorolla. American artists on display include Mary Cassatt, Winslow Homer, and Childe Hassam.

Featured: Camille Pissarro, Matinee de Printemps, Pontoise, 1874. Oil on canvas. Bloomberg Collection. Photography by Philipp Scholz Rittermann.