KIA Hosts Trip to Toledo to See Manet: Portraying Life

Toledo Art Museum, Tuesday, November 13

Posted: October 18, 2012
Source: Farrell Howe
Job Title: Marketing & PR Coordinator
Phone: (269) 349-7775 ext. 3112

Deadline to reserve: November 5

Manet Bus Trip

Edouard Manet, Le Repos (Repose), ca. 1870-71. Oil on canvas. Bequest of Mrs. Edith Stuyvesant Vanderbuilt Gerry. On loan from the Rhode Island School of Design for the Toledo Museum of Art exhibition, Manet: Portraying Life.

The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts is hosting a bus trip on November 13 for a special tour of Manet: Portraying Life at the Toledo Museum of Art.

A contemporary of the Impressionists, Edouard Manet (1832-1883) was the most stylish of the 19th-century French painters and a major recorder of Parisian life at that time. The exhibition is the first in depth examination of his considerable talents as a portraitist. Manet painted his family, friends and the literary, political and artistic figures of his day, often in casual settings rather than traditionally posed portraits. His subjects come to life on canvas, making the viewer curious to know more about these people and their lives.

Approximately 40 works of art will come from more than 25 museums and private collections worldwide, from Denmark, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Portugal, Spain, and the U.S.

Our visit beings with a docent-led tour of the exhibition. After lunch, you can tour the museum with KIA Executive Director, Jim Bridenstine (who began his career at the Toledo Museum of Art), or you can venture on your own, enjoying other traveling exhibitions, an impressive permanent collection, and the unique Glass Pavilion.

The cost is $75. It includes a seat on a deluxe motor coach, a premium box lunch, refreshments en route, admission to the show, and the tour. Reserve your seat online, or contact Heather Ricketts: 269-349-7775, ext. 3111, or

Deadline to reserve: November 5, 2012