Phillips Collection to Display Masterworks from The Allen Memorial Art Museum

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Pierre Auguste Renoir -  Luncheon of the Boating Party, 1880-81 - This Renoir remains the best known and most popular work of art at The Phillips Collection, just as Duncan Phillips imagined it would be when he bought it in 1923.

WASHINGTON, DC.- Illustrating its
unconventional
approach to displaying art, The Phillips Collection will present loosely
themed
groupings of some of its own masterworks with 25 masterpieces from
Oberlin
College’s Allen Memorial Art Museum. Half of the 24 paintings and one
sculpture
on loan from the Allen are old masters, dating from the 16th to the 18th

centuries. They include rare works by painters of the British, Dutch,
Flemish,
French, German, Italian, and Spanish schools.
The other Allen
pieces
are important modern works of the 19th and 20th centuries. Oberlin
extended the
opportunity to display some of its treasures to the Metropolitan Museum
of Art
and to the Phillips while the Allen is closed for renovations. Side
by
Side: Oberlin’s Masterworks at the Phillips, opens September 11, 2010,
and runs
through January 16, 2011.