Monday, December 28, 2009
"Turner to Cezanne" - Everson Museum, Syracuse
Well we finally made it to this much vaunted exhibition. We were not disappointed the show was everything and more than we had expected. There is something profoundly moving to stand before some of the greatest works of impressionist art ever created by the worlds most lauded artists.
Monet, Manet, Pissaro, Renoir, VanGogh and on and on. A veritable whos' who of impressionist painters. The Everson Museum is fortunate to be one of five museums in North America to host this exhibition. A considerable achievement for a small city art museum.
My only regret was that we waited to go on the Sunday afternoon following Christmas, and so it seems did everyone else. The exhibition has been well attended since opening in October, but this particular day was the busiest I have ever seen the Everson. I do not know, but would not be surprised if they set a single day attendance record. Deb and I have been to many shows and functions at the Everson over the last twenty five years and have never seen a crowd like that.
On the one hand it was wonderful to see so many turn out for the show, on the other it made it difficult to really take the time to fully absorb the art the way I would have liked to. It was at times difficult to basically nudge your way to a place where you had a decent view.
The show is up for one more week and I highly recommend seeing it if you have not already, however, go during the week if you can. Just a thought!
For more information see my earlier post Everson Museum - Turner to Cezanne below.