Something to See This Summer- “Manet and Modern Beauty ” at the Art Institute

Boating (1874–75), Édouard Manet.

Librarians and educators will admit, a book is not the only path of life long learners. If the chance arises you should by all means see and experience lectures, concerts, lit festivals, and exhibits.  The Art Institute of Chicago’s  newest exhibit, called “Manet and Modern Beauty” is a wonderful opportunity to do just that.

The museum will span the latter years of the great Impressionist painter. The exhibit will showcase his works on fashion, flowers, and more. Over 90 pieces will be on display, including handwritten letters Manet wrote to friends that have amazingly detailed drawings on them.

Prepare for your museum visit by  watching this Edouard Manet Documentary,  or by checking out our collection of  Manet library materials.  The National Endowment for the Humanities  “How to Visit the Museum” article is a great read on how to visit a museum like a pro.

“Manet and Modern Beauty” debuts  Sunday, May 26.

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