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Impressionism Art Tour in D.C.

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Hour Glass 2 hours

Calendar See calendar as tour dates vary

Map Marker Meets inside lower level entrance at Constitution Avenue NW

Users Limited to 20 participants

Adult & Senior

Discover Washington, D.C.’s Impressionism Art

If you though that your local community art gallery was cut throat then you haven’t been introduced to the French Salon of the early 1860’s. A time when politics was as heavy as a layered chiffon skirt, and art was by the numbers, change was rip to happen. Curiously, the art scene would be met by renegades whom dubbed themselves Impressionist. We will walk you through the rise and fall of this fabulous art scene by looking at several iconic examples created by the likes of Edouard Manet, Eugene Boudin, Mary Cassatt, Paul Cezanne, Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Camille Pissaro, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Claude Monet.

Our small group will discover the close friendships, few power brokers, and technical advances that allowed this powder keg of innovation to explode. Our small group two-hour odyssey begins at the lower level constitution Avenue entrance to the National Gallery of Art. We will begin the tour by taking a look at the iconic sculpture Little Dancer before moving into the National Gallery of Art Impressionism Exhibit Hall where we will find the answer; Why was the French Salon ripe for disruption by a few artists.

Tour Guide | Meghan Hanson

Hello, my name is Meghan Hanson, and I’m looking forward to being your next tour guide. I started out my career with a Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University in Anthropology focusing on Museum Studies and complimenting it with an Art History minor. I spent a few years as the Guest Services coordinator for the Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House in Chicago, IL. It was there that I was able to truly experience the interplay between life and art.

I love looking at what art says about the life we live, the life we hope for, and the life we try to hide. Since becoming a certified international tour director, that lesson has informed my commentary no matter what venue or city I am in. I am delighted to be working with Adventures for Creative Tourists to see what we can explore in the artistry of Washington, D.C.!

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