Exhibition of impressionist prints opens in Poznan
An exhibition titled Impressionism Unknown: Manet, Pisarro and Their Contemporaries, presenting prints from the collections of Oxford's Ashmolean Museum and the National Museum in Krakow, opened on Thursday at a cultural centre in Poland's western city of Poznan.
The exhibition displays a selection of 19th century French prints, an area less known to Poles.
Director of the Zamek Culture Centre Anna Hryniewiecka said that the Ashmolean's Pissarro Family Collection, considered to be the largest in Europe, is being exhibited outside the United Kingdom for the first time. It is considered one of the most significant archives of 19th century French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist prints outside of France.
Zamek Culture Centre is exhibiting prints by artists such as Camille Pissarro, Alfred Sisley, Paul Cezanne, Auguste Renoir, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Edouard Manet. Another section of the show presents works from Poland's largest collection of modern French prints held by the National Museum in Krakow.
The exhibition is accompanied by an extensive educational programme including lectures, workshops, museum classes, meetings and guided tours. It will be open to the public until the end of March.