Peasants in Pastel: Millet and the Pastel Revival
Daily, through May 10, 2020
South Pavilion, Upper Level
Free | No ticket required
Long associated with aristocratic portraiture, pastel had fallen out of fashion by the mid-nineteenth century, when Jean-François Millet turned the powdery medium to a quite different purpose: scenes of contemporary peasant life. This installation presents a selection of pastels by Millet and his followers, addressing the relationship between rural labor and urban collecting and encouraging visitors to consider how an artist’s chosen medium affects our understanding of his or her subject matter.
9 am–5 pm,7 days a week