Impressionism Unplugged is an event like no other. To be noted that the curator of the MMFA announced that this rare exhibition is infact the FIRST and ONLY time they will be exhibiting the Sterling Clark collection but it also marks the last day of exhibition to see the visual gems that Sterling Clark has amassed over the years. Heir to the Singer sewing machine fortune, horse breeder and philanthropist; Sterling had an eye for rare things and had the means to acquire many of them while he was alive. Married to an actress he spent his early years in Paris, enthusiastically collecting. A discriminating collector and clever negotiator – it wasn’t long before Sterling’s collection was a shiny as his name. With wife collecting alongside him, this art-diva duo were able to hog a lot of the Impressionist art for public sale. Together over the span of their lives Sterling and Francine managed to collect paintings, pastels and even sculptures from Renoir, Goya, and Degas just to name a few..
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is proud to host its closing event for Impressionism Unplugged as a way to celebrate the wonderful Sterling Clark collection, while giving young, industry professionals and art lovers an opportunity to enjoy their other senses as well in the fancy food and drink. As there is limited capacity for this event and the ticket purchase goes towards supporting the Young Philanthropist’s Circle, we encourage you to RSVP as soon as possible via the link below:
The Impressionism Unplugged
an event of the MMFA’s Young Philanthropists’ Circle
Tuesday January 15th, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Tickets : $50 (income tax receipt $30)