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Tickets will be on sale to the general public from Monday for “From Impressionism to Modernism: The Keithley Collection”, which opens September 11 at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

The exhibit celebrates the extraordinary donation and pledged gift of more than 100 works of art that Clevelanders Joseph P. and Nancy F. Keithley made to the Cleveland Museum of Art in March 2020. It is the largest donation in over 60 years, since the bequest of Leonard C. Hanna Jr. in 1958.

This will be the first time the collection will be presented in its entirety.

Throughout two decades of collecting, the Keithleys have selected works of art to complement and enrich the CMA collection. Sometimes the Keithleys relied on a strength in the museum’s collection; on other occasions, they acquire a work of art that will bring something entirely new to the collection.

Selected works of art from the Keithleys’ gift and pledge stand alongside paintings, drawings or objects from the CMA’s collection, inviting visitors to discover connections, contrasts and poetic conversations between familiar works of art and Keithley favorites and new items.

The collection focuses on Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, and Modern European and American paintings. Highlights include five paintings by Pierre Bonnard; four each by Maurice Denis and Edouard Vuillard; two each by Milton Avery, Georges Braque, Gustave Caillebotte, Joan Mitchell and Felix Vallotton; and individual photos of Henri-Edmond Cross, Vilhelm Hammershoi, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Camille Pissarro and Andrew Wyeth.

Among the works on paper, six watercolors by John Marin, five drawings by 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.

The exhibit runs through January 8, 2023 at the museum, 11150 East Blvd. Timed admission tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors, students, and children ages 6-17. Admission is free for children 5 and under and CMA members. Public tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday at clevelandart.org and by calling 216-421-7350.



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