CAA Philadelphia | Private Tour of Renoir

Philadelphia, PA
Join the Columbia University Club of Philadelphia with CAA Arts Access for a tour of Renoir: Father and Son / Painting and Cinema on Saturday, June 16, 2018 for a private docent-led tour before the museum opens to the public. We will explore the works of acclaimed director Jean Renoir and the influence of his father, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, on his art and life. After the tour, alumni and guests are invited to join us for an optional lunch reception at The Garden Restaurant located in The Barnes. A pre-fixe lunch menu will be provided. Meeting information will be provided via email confirmation a few days before the event. For directions and parking information, visit the page here. Questions? Please contact alumniarts@columbia.edu. About the exhibition Orson Welles described filmmaker Jean Renoir (1894–1979), son of renowned impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, as “the greatest of all directors.” This exhibition aims to retrace chapters of Jean’s productions through the course of a rich and fascinating dialogue between father and son. If Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s artistic practice and creative universe influenced Jean’s art, Jean’s films shed light on his father’s paintings. Focusing on core themes in Jean’s works, such as his vision and recreation of Paris, the exhibition will examine his path to becoming a prominent international filmmaker, bringing together paintings, drawings, films, costumes, and photos—as well as the ceramics he made before he turned to cinema. The Barnes, with its collection of Jean Renoir pottery in addition to 181 works by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, will provide a poignant setting for exploring this complex, fruitful relationship between painting and cinema. This exhibition is curated by Sylvie Patry, Chief Curator/Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs and Collections at the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, and Consulting Curator at the Barnes, and organized in collaboration with the Musées d’Orsay and de l’Orangerie and with the participation of La Cinémathèque française.