Children became a popular subject in French art in the 1880s and 1890s. Their youthful faces and childhood innocence, along with the daily routines of caring for them, attracted some of the greatest artistic talents of the period. This focused exhibition presents works on paper with children as their subject, by Cassatt, Renoir, Lepère, and others.

A highlight is a series of prints depicting Robert Besnard (1881–1914), the birthday boy in Mia’s beloved masterpiece by John Singer Sargent, The Birthday Party, exhibited nearby. In seven prints in Mia’s collection by Albert Besnard, Robert’s father, we watch the boy grow up. In one he is a fashionable toddler walking in the park; a year later he is sipping hot chocolate in his mother’s bedroom. At age 7 he is old enough to have a donkey. The etchings offer a rare document of a century-old boyhood, and they also suggest a new date for Sargent’s painting.

 For more information

Minneapolis Institute of Art 2400 Third Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55404

Children in Paris: The Birthday Boy and Friends

When
Jan 14 - Oct 8, 2017
Where
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Children became a popular subject in French art in the 1880s and 1890s. Their youthful faces and childhood innocence, along with the daily routines of caring for them, attracted some of the greatest artistic talents of the period. This focused exhibition presents works on paper with children as their subject, by Cassatt, Renoir, Lepère, and others.

A highlight is a series of prints depicting Robert Besnard (1881–1914), the birthday boy in Mia’s beloved masterpiece by John Singer Sargent, The Birthday Party, exhibited nearby. In seven prints in Mia’s collection by Albert Besnard, Robert’s father, we watch the boy grow up. In one he is a fashionable toddler walking in the park; a year later he is sipping hot chocolate in his mother’s bedroom. At age 7 he is old enough to have a donkey. The etchings offer a rare document of a century-old boyhood, and they also suggest a new date for Sargent’s painting.

 For more information

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.
Sign in or register to post comments.
more events
1/3
ONGOING EVENTS
event

How Should We Live? at the MoMA

Oct 1, 2016 - Apr 23, 2017
MoMA
11 W 53rd St
New York, NY 10019
event

Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design at the Jewish Museum

Nov 4, 2016 - Mar 26, 2017
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128
event

Delirium: The Art of the Symbolist Book at The Morgan Library

Jan 20 - May 14, 2017
The Morgan Library & Museum
29 E 36th St
New York, NY 10016
event

Alfred Sisley at the Bruce Museum

Jan 21 - May 21, 2017
The Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT 06830-7157
event

Dove Allouche "Le Beau Danger" at Peter Freeman Inc.

Feb 23-Apr 8, 2017
Peter Freeman, Inc.
140 Grand Street
New York, New York 10013
event

Jean-Jacques Abadie: Live in Marciac photographies

Feb 11 - Apr 27, 2017
The Jazz Gallery
1160 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10001
event

Les Lalanne at the Paul Kasmin Gallery

Mar 16, 2017 - Apr 22, 2017
Paul Kasmin Gallery
297 10th Ave
New York, NY 10001
1/3
recomended for you
event

Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade

Feb 12 - May 7, 2017
Saint Louis Art Museum
1 Fine Arts Dr
St Louis, MO 63110
event

Spectacle and Leisure in Paris: Degas to Mucha

Feb 10 - May 21, 2017
Kemper Art Museum
1 Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130
event

Kader Attia: Reflecting Memory

Jan 21 - April 16, 2017
Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art
Northwestern University
40 Arts Circle Dr
Evanston, IL, 60202
event

Hélène Berr: A Stolen Life

March 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017
Northwest Reno Library
2325 Robb Drive
Reno, NV 89523