Fine Arts Museum News
Print Exhibit Features Scenes of Paris
Michele & Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts
October 24, 2011
Scenes of the “City Of Light” will be on view at the Michele & Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts from November 1, 2011, through April 29, 2012, in the exhibition Je Ne Sais Quoi: Views of Paris.
Paris has been depicted in paintings, prints, sketches and drawings through the ages. Its nickname, the “City of Light,” originated as a result of the city’s claim to fame as a center of education and new ideas during the Age of Enlightenment, and later to its early adoption of street lighting.
This exhibition features works on paper from the collection of the D’Amour Museum that portray views of the city from the Seine River and other historic locations. Also included in the show are portraits and abstract works by French artists Henri Matisse, Fernand Leger, Georges Braque, and Jean Francois Millet that hint at that elusive special quality, or je ne sais quoi, that the city has imparted to artists, residents and visitors throughout time.