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From Impressionism to Modernism in Cleveland

In March 2020, Joseph P. and Nancy F. Keithley donated their private collection of over 100 works of art to the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA).

For the first time, this collection is presented in its entirety until January 8, 2023 in the exhibition hall of the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation.

Vilhelm Hammershøi. Rayon de soleil à Strandgade. The Cleveland Museum of Art. Don Keithley.
Vilhelm Hammershøi. Rayon de soleil à Strandgade. The Cleveland Museum of Art. Don Keithley.

Throughout two decades of collecting, the Keithleys have selected the works of art that make up the "From Impressionism to Modernism" exhibition. Some of them are presented alongside paintings, drawings or objects from the CMA's original collection, inviting visitors to discover links, contrasts and poetic conversations between their familiar paintings and the contribution of the Keithleys.

Camille Pissarro. Marché au poissons. 1902. The Cleveland Museum of Art. Don Keithley
Camille Pissarro. Marché au poissons. 1902. The Cleveland Museum of Art. Don Keithley

The Keithleys' collection focuses on Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and Modern European and American paintings. Among the highlights of the exhibition, the Keithley collection includes five paintings by Pierre Bonnard; four by Maurice Denis and Édouard Vuillard; two by Milton Avery, Georges Braque, Gustave Caillebotte, Joan Mitchell and Félix Vallotton as well as paintings by Henri-Edmond Cross, Vilhelm Hammershøi, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Camille Pissarro and Andrew Wyeth.

Henri-Edmond Cross. Le nuage rose. 1896. The Cleveland Museum of Art. Don Keithley
Henri-Edmond Cross. Le nuage rose. 1896. The Cleveland Museum of Art. Don Keithley

Among the works on paper, six watercolors by John Marin, five drawings by Pierre Bonnard and a spectacular pastel by Eugène Boudin. The exhibition also includes a selection of European and American decorative arts. The Keithleys also collected contemporary Chinese and Japanese ceramics.

Édouard Vuillard. Femme balayant au 346 rue Saint-Honoré. 1895. The Cleveland Museum of Art. Don Keithley.
Édouard Vuillard. Femme balayant au 346 rue Saint-Honoré. 1895. The Cleveland Museum of Art. Don Keithley.

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