Curator Elsa Smithgall introduces William Merritt Chase: A Modern Master.
William Merritt Chase, a renowned figure in the international art circles of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, was a brilliant observer of contemporary life, an innovative painter, and an influential teacher. Presented on the centennial of his death, this retrospective featuring more than 70 paintings and works on paper explores the interrelationships in Chase’s art across subject and media, from portraits and figurative paintings, to urban park scenes, domestic interiors, still lifes, and landscapes.
Phillips Music: 75th Anniversary
Intersections: Double Monuments by Bettina Pousttchi
(Jun 9–Oct 2, 2016)
William Merritt Chase: A Modern Master
(Jun 4–Sep 11, 2016)
All Together in One Room: The Impressionist Exhibition of 1882, Richard Brettell at the Phillips
(Mar 17, 2016)
Intersections: Acts of Silence by Helen Frederick
(Feb 4–May 1, 2015)
Gauguin to Picasso: Masterworks from Switzerland, The Staechelin & Im Obersteg Collections
(Oct 10, 2015–Jan 10, 2016)
Intersections@5 Spotlight: Linn Meyers
(May 28–Oct 25, 2015)
Intersections@5 Spotlight: John F. Simon Jr.
Making a Mural: James Bullough on U Street
(Sep 25, 2015)
A Closer Look: Esther Bubley's American Moments
(Jun 6–Sep 13, 2015)
One-on-One: Carol Brown Goldberg / Henri Matisee
(Jun 6–Sep 6 2015)
Jill O'Bryan: one billion breaths in a lifetime