“Intimate Impressionism” to open at SAM: October 1, 2015

Posted on July 14, 2015, 10:25 am
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Exciting things are heading to the Pacific Northwest this fall, starting with the opening of Intimate Impressionism at the Seattle Art Museum on October 1. With all the hype and excitement surrounding this show, SAM has recently announced that tickets will go on sale starting Wednesday, July 15, providing visitors with plenty of time to prepare.

Seattle will be the last stop for this international exhibition of pieces originating from the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. The tour, made possible by the temporary closure of the East Wing of the National Gallery for major renovation, includes small, intimate pieces intended for domestic spaces. The exhibition will be on display at the Seattle Art Museum until January 10, 2016 and features the work of Monet, Renoir, Cézanne and Degas.

“This important exhibition is comprised of extraordinary paintings among the jewels of one of the finest collections of French Impressionism in the world,” says Kimerly Rorschach, Seattle Art Museum’s Illsley Ball Nordstrom Director and CEO. “We are pleased to host these national treasures and provide our audience with the opportunity to enjoy works by Impressionist masters that are rarely seen in Seattle.”

With such an amazing collection right at our doorstep, be sure not to miss out.

Visit the Seattle Art Museum’s website to purchase your tickets in advance and receive a discount.


Claire Reiner is a writer, artist and recent graduate from the University of Washington’s School of Art with a major in Art History. She is interested in recent art movements and subcultures (1950s, 60s, 70s) and how they have shaped present perceptions and practices of art. She grew up in Southern California and moved to Seattle in 2010. She is quite influenced by the unique geography of both places and enjoys hiking and exploring the Pacific Northwest. Reiner covers visual art exhibits in Seattle and seeks to contribute to a profound and positive artistic community, as well as encourage people to come out and experience art moments for themselves. Reiner is also the Executive Assistant for VanguardSeattle and handles any press related needs.

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