Music and art come together for the opening of the Carnegie Museum of Art’s exhibition Impressionism in a New Light: From Monet to Stieglitz. On May 12, the event will kick off with a performance from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Paris Festival: The City of Light, immersing patrons in one of the most vibrant periods in the history of modern arts and culture.
The pairing of the performance with the exhibition honors early 20th century France and explores the parallels of Impressionist art and music during this era of rebellion and innovation. Drawn from CMOA permanent collection,
includes noted works by artists such as Cassatt, Cézanne, Degas, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, and Seurat. The exhibit also examines the connection between Impressionism and the Pictorialist movement in photography by mixing in photographs by Demachy, Käsebier, Stieglitz, Steichen, White, and others.
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Paris Festival: The City of Light has performed since April 27 as part of Heinz Hall’s 2012 concert series. Music selections for the evening will include “Debussy’s Danse sacrée et danse profane” (“Dances for Harp and Strings”).
The opening reception with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will take place on May 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Carnegie Music Hall. A hors d’oeuvres reception with cash bar and an exhibition preview will follow. Reservations are required.
Impressionism in a New Light: From Monet to Stieglitz continues through August 26.