Behind the Scenes at the Museum: Making of the Exhibition "Private Lives: Home and Family in the Art of the Nabis"

The feature exhibition at the Portland Art Museum Private Lives: Home and Family in the Art of the Nabis, Paris, 1889-1900 takes us into the intimate interiors of Pierre Bonnard, Edouard Vuillard, Maurice Denis, and Félix Vallotton. More than 150 paintings, prints, and drawings from 40 different international lenders tell the story of home life in fin-de-siècle France.

Have you ever wondered how exhibitions of this size and scope come together? Join curator Mary Weaver Chapin for an informal discussion of the planning and development of this exhibition, 5 years in the making. How do you ship a priceless painting? Is it possible to write a book in your bedroom during a global pandemic? Who chooses the wall colors? All these questions will be addressed, with time for your queries, too!

Join us for this lively afternoon, then enjoy the exhibition at the Portland Art Museum (through January 23, 2022).

This is rare opportunity to go behind the scenes and see the making of a significant exhibition. $10 Alliance members; $15 non-members.

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Women with a Dog, 1891. Pierre Bonnard (French, 1867–1947). Oil and ink on canvas; 41 x 32.5 cm. The Clark Art Institute, Acquired by the Clark, 1979, 1979.23.
Image courtesy of the Clark Art Institute.
© 2021 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris



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