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French Pastels: Treasures from the Vault

The fragility of powdery pastel and the light sensitivity of the paper on which it rests mean these works can only rarely be exhibited, making this exhibition an exceptional opportunity to see masterworks by some of the greatest artists of nineteenth-century France working in one of the most challenging mediums. The exhibition features Barbizon, Impressionist, and Symbolist works by artists such as Millet and others committed to rural France, including Degas and Pissarro, as well as their colleagues Monet and Manet.