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Sunday, March 12, 2017

That Bloch Impressionist Gift to the Nelson?

Van Gogh, Manet, Monet, Matisse, Pissaro, Boudin, Caillebotte and so, so much more.

Run, don't walk to the Nelson-Atkins Museum. It is nearly, now, an embarrassment of riches.

This piece, by Gauguin, kicks it off. It is a stunning piece.

There are several, in fact, many, many pieces that I found it difficult to believe we have here in town, right here, here at the Nelson and in the permanent collection. This one, of the dancer, by Toulous Lautrec, is one.

This next one must be seen, there, up close, to be believed.

If the new Impressionist exhibit doesn't give you chills, something may be wrong with you.

The Nelson has always been terrific, of course, and it does keep getting better and better. Now, it very much reminded me of the feeling and experience I had when first I went to the Chicago Art Institute. Even more fantastic than it was and always has been. With this improvement, these additions, it has improved and expanded exponentially.

Go.  Go now. Go soon as possible.

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