Reinstallation of the Permanent Collection (on view Sept. 19)
On view Sept. 19
The Kreeger Museum reopens to the public on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, with the unveiling of Phase I of the Museum’s reinstalled permanent collection. Guest curated by modern art historian Harry Cooper, the reinstallation introduces works that have not been on view for several years, while offering fresh perspectives on collection favorites by Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh, and other modern and Impressionist masters.
Phase I of the reinstallation comprises the Museum’s main floor galleries and focuses on 19th- and early 20th-century painting and works on paper. Objects on view for the first time in several years include an early portrait by Edvard Munch, two winter landscapes by Impressionist painter Alfred Sisley, a mature pastoral scene by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, and a signature Surrealist landscape by French painter Yves Tanguy.
Phase II of the reinstallation, opening later in the year, will focus on the Museum’s postwar and contemporary art holdings, including a bold vertical canvas by Abstract Expressionist Hans Hofmann, as well as the Museum’s collection of West African masks.
Image: Edvard Munch, Klemens Stang with Hat Seated on the Veranda, 1886, oil on canvas, on panel, 12 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches, The Kreeger Museum.