Wichita Art Museum Exhibits French artists

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The Wichita Art Museum is showcasing a new exhibit starting February 24th.

The exhibit called 'Monet to Matisse: French modernism' which will be brought from the Brooklyn Museum will display 59 works of art, paintings, and sculptures.

Patricia McDonnell, director of the art museum says that these pieces haven't been seen here in over two decades. McDonnell said she hopes the community will jump at the opportunity to see the artwork.

"The Wichita Art Museum is well known for its vast collection of American art, but they decided to step out of their comfort zone and are bringing in an exhibit that is rare to Wichita. And showcasing some artists that haven't been seen here for over two decades," said McDonnell.

The exhibit will be on display until May 20 and will showcase works such as Monet, Matisse, Renoir, and Cezanne. 

"I leapt at the opportunity to present the show because these are beloved artists. Monet is a name most of us know, and I understood how much Wichita would appreciate seeing this work."

The exhibition runs through May 20th.

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