"The Age of Impressionism: Great French Paintings from the Clark" opens at the Kimbell Art Museum

FORT WORTH, TX.- On March 11, 2012, The Age of Impressionism: Great French Paintings from the Clark opened at the Kimbell Art Museum, the only U.S. venue for this first-­‐ever international touring exhibition of French Impressionist masterpieces from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The Clark’s superb collection of French Impressionist paintings, which features a remarkable group of works by Pierre-­‐Auguste Renoir, is renowned throughout the world. The Clark exhibition is touring for a period of three years (2011–14) and appears at major venues in Italy, France, Spain, the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, and China. “We are honored to showcase this extraordinary collection,” commented Eric M. Lee, director of the Kimbell Art Museum. “Because many of the Impressionists painted outdoors, their works will sing out especially vibrantly